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Honda Pilot Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low beam, high beam, front turn signal or side marker light bulb in a 2009-2015 Honda Pilot.

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2012 Honda Pilot Headlight
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Driver Side - Air Intake
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Pry Up Center of Fastener

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 low beam, high beam, front turn signal or side marker light bulb in the headlight assemblies.

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.

The replacement bulb part numbers are as follows: Low Beam # H11, High Beam # 9005, Front Turn Signal 3457NA or 3457A and Front Side Marker Light # 168.

To replace the bulbs on the driver side, you'll need a flathead screwdriver. No tools are needed for the passenger side.

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Pry Out 2nd Fastener
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Pry Up Base of Fastener
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Lift Air Intake Assembly
To access the headlight bulbs on the driver side of the vehicle, you'll need to remove the air intake assembly.

Gently pry up the center part of the two fasteners on the front edge of the intake.

Then pry up the base of the fastener to remove it. Set the two fasteners aside in a safe place.

Lift out the air intake assembly and disconnect the hose from the engine air filter box.

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Air Intake Hose Removed
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Two Pop Rivets Removed
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Low Beam - Near Middle
Set the air intake assembly aside in a safe place.

The Low Beam bulb is located near the outer edge of the headlight housing.

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Base of Low Beam Bulb
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Release Power Plug
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Reach in behind the headlight housing and press 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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Rotated 1/4 Turn - Unlock
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Remove Old Low Beam
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Low Beam Bulb Socket
Rotate the base of the old low beam bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it straight out of the housing.
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Install New # H11 Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Push On Electrical Connector
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.

Insert a new # H11 bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the electrical connector straight on to the base of the new low beam bulb until it clicks securely in to place.

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High Beam & Turn Signal
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Turn Signal Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
The Front Turn Signal light bulb is located at the top inner corner of the headlight housing.

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

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Pull Out Old Bulb
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Push In New # 3457A
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Turn Signal Housing
Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new amber colored number 3457NA or 3457A bulb.
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Base of High Beam Bulb
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Press Tab - Release Plug
Re-insert the socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

The High Beam bulb is located at the bottom inner corner of the headlight assembly.

Press the release tab on the high beam bulb's electrical connector before sliding off the power plug.



 

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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High Beam Bulb Removed
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Sylvania HB3 U 9005 Bulb
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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High Beam Bulb Socket
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Insert New # 9005 Bulb
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Push On Power Plug
Insert a new # 9005 high beam bulb in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the power plug straight on to the base of the new high beam bulb.

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Front Side Marker Light
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Side Marker Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
The Front Side Marker light bulb is located at the outer edge of the headlight housing.

Reach in and rotate the small bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it out of the housing.

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Bulb Socket Removed
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Push In New # 168 Bulb
Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # 168 bulb.

If necessary, you may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 2825, W5W, 158, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Passenger Side Headlight
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Power Steering Fluid
Re-insert the side marker bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

To easily access the headlight bulbs on the passenger side of the SUV, you may need to detach the power steering fluid reservoir.

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Pull Back Retaining Clip
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Lift Out P/S Reservoir
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Passenger Bulbs Accessible
Pull back the retaining clip and slide the power steering fluid reservoir off its mounting bracket.

Once the P/S fluid reservoir out of the way, you'll be able to reach the passenger side headlight bulbs.

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Re-Insert Air Intake Hose
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Lower Air Intake Assembly
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Push In Pop Rivets
Re-attach the air intake tube to the engine air filter box.

Lower the front of the air intake assembly back in to place.

Replace the two plastic pop rivet fasteners to secure the air intake assembly in place.

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Air Intake Secured
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Test New Headlight Bulbs
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Testing High Beam Bulb
To test the new light bulbs, turn on the headlights, activate the hazard signals and flash the high beams.

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

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