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Honda Pilot Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out fog light bulb in the front bumper of a 2nd generation 2009-2015 Honda Pilot with photos.

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2012 Honda Pilot Fog Light
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Driver Side Fog Light
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Turn Front Wheels

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Honda Pilot SUV in changing a burnt out fog light bulb in the front bumper cover.

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

A replacement halogen fog light bulb is part number H11, which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, PIAA, Eiko and Philips.

The tools needed to complete this procedure include a Phillips head screwdriver, a 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratcheting wrench.

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Wheel Well Liner
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Phillips Head Screws
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Loosen Counterclockwise
The first step is to turn the steering wheel all the way in the opposite direction of the burnt out fog light bulb.

Moving the front wheels will create more working room in the wheel well area.

Remove the two Phillips head screws on the outer edge of the wheel well liner or "splash guard" by turning them counterclockwise.

Set the two screws aside in a safe place.

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Bolt - Bottom Edge
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Loosen Counterclockwise
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10mm Bolt Removed
Then look under the front corner of the bumper cover and locate the single bolt near the wheel well liner.

Loosen the bolt by turning it counterclockwise with the 10mm socket and 1/4" drive ratcheting wrench.

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2 Screws & 1 10mm Bolt
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Pry Out Wheel Well Liner
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Reach In To Fog Light
Set the 10mm bolt aside with the two screws.

Gently pry back the wheel well liner to access the fog light bulb housing.

Reach in and press the release tab on the electrical connector before sliding the power plug straight off the base of the old bulb.

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Press Tab - Unplug
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Electrical Connector
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Rotate the base of the old bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.



 

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Old Bulb Removed
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Philips H11 Halogen
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Empty Bulb Socket
The OEM fog light bulb in this 2012 Pilot was the Philips H11.

Try to avoid touching the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with an alcohol moistened paper towel or rag.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Push On Power Plug
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Replace Wheel Well Liner
Insert the new # H11 bulb in to the fog light housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the black plastic wheel well liner back in to place.

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Splash Guard Replaced
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Tighten Phillips Screws
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Turn Clockwise
Replace the two screws on the outer edge of the wheel well liner and tighten them in the clockwise direction with the Phillips head screwdriver.
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Tighten 10mm Bolt
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10mm Bolt Replaced
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Test New Fog Light Bulb
Replace the 10mm bolt below the bumper cover and tighten it in the clockwise direction.

Test the new fog light bulbs by turning on the headlights and activating the fog light switch.

For more, please check out my other 2009-2015 Honda Pilot DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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