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Honda Pilot Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low beam, high beam, turn signal, side marker or DRL light bulb in a 2003 to 2008 Honda Pilot.

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2006 Honda Pilot Headlight
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Low Beam Headlight
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Base of Old Low Beam

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008) Honda Pilot SUV in changing a burnt out low beam, high beam, front turn signal, side marker and DRL (daytime running lamp) light bulbs in the headlight assemblies.

Owners of other Honda or Acura vehicles such as the Accord, Civic, Crosstour, CR-V, CR-Z, Fit, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, ILX, TSX, TLX, TL, RLX, RDX, NSX and MDX may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement light bulb part numbers are as follows: Low Beam # H11, High Beam # 9005, Front Turn Signal # 7507 (also PY21W or 12496), Side Marker # 2825 (or W5W) and DRL (daytime running lamp) # 2825 (or W5W).

No tools are required to access and replace any of the headlight bulbs in either the driver or passenger side housing.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Disconnect Power Plug
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the side of the SUV with the burnt out headlight bulb.

The Low Beam headlight bulb is located near the bottom outer corner of the headlight assembly.

Reach in behind the headlight housing and rotate the base of the old low beam bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

Press in the release tab on the electrical connector before sliding the power plug straight off the base of the old low beam bulb.

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Empty Bulb Housing
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Old Low Beam Removed
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Osram H11 12V 55W
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new low beam bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with a paper towel and some rubbing alcohol.

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Insert New # H11 Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Push On Electrical Connector
Install the new number H11 low beam bulb in to the headlight housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the power plug straight on to the base of the new bulb until it clicks securely in to place.

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High Beam - Inner Bottom
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Base of High Beam Bulb
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Push In Release Tab
The High Beam light bulb is located near the bottom inner corner of the headlight housing.

Push down the release tab on the blue plastic electrical connector before sliding it straight off the base of the old high beam bulb.

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Disconnect Power Plug
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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High Beam Bulb Removed
Rotate the base of the old high beam bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.



 

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Old Sylvania 9005 12V 60W
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High Beam Bulb Housing
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen high beam bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, clean it off with some rubbing alcohol and a paper towel.

Insert the new number 9005 high beam bulb bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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Push On Power Plug
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DRL - Top Middle
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Push the electrical connector straight on to the base of the new high beam bulb.

The DRL (daytime running lamp) light is located near the top middle of the headlight assembly.

Rotate the bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it straight out of the housing.

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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Push In New # 2825 Bulb
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DRL Bulb Housing
Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new number 2825 (also known as a W5W) bulb.

Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Push Down & 1/4 Turn CC
The Front Turn Signal light bulb is located near the top inner corner of the headlight housing.

Rotate the bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it straight out of the housing.

Push the old bulb down in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out.

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Insert New Turn Signal Bulb
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Turn Signal Bulb Housing
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Push a new number 7507 light bulb down in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Other compatible front turn signal light bulb part numbers include the PY21W and the 12496.

Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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Side Marker - Outer Edge
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Test New Headlight Bulbs
The Front Side Marker light is located near the top outer corner of the headlight housing.

Rotate the bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new number 2825 bulb.

Re-insert the side marker bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

To test the new light bulbs, turn on the headlights, activate the hazard signals and flash the high beams.

For more, check out all of my 2003-2008 Honda Pilot DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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