Honda Pilot Headlight Assembly Replacement Guide

There are times when you have to replace your vehicle’s headlight. Usually, the process is very simple if you have some basic knowledge. It’s just a little time-consuming, but it can save you many bucks. Some people might feel intimidated by thinking they can’t do it at home and go to a professional. But trust us, the process is very simple, and at the end of the day, you will be able to do the upgrade easily.

Whether you want to replace a broken headlight or want to make your Honda Pilot’s appearance better by upgrading the headlights, this Honda Pilot headlight assembly guide can help you.

What Type of Headlights Honda Pilot Has?

The first Honda Pilot was manufactured in 2002. The vehicle at that time had the standard high beam and low beam halogen bulbs. In 2016 the Honda Pilot got some updates in the exterior; the LED projector headlights with auto high beam tech were made available in the Elite trim. Another update in 2018 made the LED low beam standard in all trims. The Elite trim also had high beam LEDs.

 Today all trims come with low beam LED headlights, while the Elite and Touring also have the High Beam LED. All the trim has auto high beam technology.

What is the Average Cost of Replacing a Headlight Assembly Kit

 Replacing a stock halogen bulb will cost you around $20-$30. If you want to replace it with an LED bulb, you can get it for $70-$100. But making an upgrade on the complete housing will be a little expensive, and the price will depend upon which type of assembly you want to equip to your vehicle. The original OEM headlight assembly kit will cost you around $150, but if you are going to the high-end products, you might have to spend around $750.

Honda Pilot Headlight Assembly Upgrade

Replacing a headlight in Honda Pilot is very straightforward. In this guide, I will show you the complete headlight assembly kit replacement process in the 2011 Honda Pilot. This guide is also useful for other models, but there will be a few minor changes.

The Tools Required for the Assembly upgrade

  • New headlight kit replacement
  • Ratchet and extensions
  • 10mm socket
  • Flatblade and Phillip screwdriver
  • Needle nose pliers

Step by Step Process of Headlight Assembly Replacement in Honda Pilot 2011

  • Open the hood and remove the plastic cover near the grill by popping the plastic clips out. Under the cover, there are 2 10mm bolts; remove them. Remove the screws under the funder wall with a Phillips screw on both sides of the vehicle.
  • At the bottom side of the bumper, there are some popping pins and 10 mm bolts holding the sheet in place; remove all of them.
  • Pull the front bumper lightly and disconnect the fog lamp harness before dismounting the bumper completely.
  • Remove the bolts holding the headlight in place and unseat it after disconnecting all harnesses.
  • Connect the new headlight with the cables and place it in the original position.

Now close everything carefully in the reverse order.

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