Honda Pilot LED Interior How To Install – 2nd Gen | 2009-2015

Honda Pilot LED Interior How To Install – 2nd Gen | 2009-2015


What’s up guys, I’m Brent from PrecisionLED.com and here we have a 2011 Honda Pilot we’ll be performing an LED interior light install on. Now this installation is gonna be compatible
with all second-generation Pilots which are years 09 through 2015. So today we’ll be installing a PrecisionLED premium 5730 style kit which come with these three interior trim tools you’ll see us using throughout the video. We have our fork-shaped wedge tool, our serrated knife tool, and our pointed wedge tool. So today we’ll be installing LEDs on the map, the front and the rear dome,
the vanity mirrors, the doors, the trunk, the license plate, and the reverse lights. So let’s get started. So we’re gonna start by installing on the front map light. Now as you can see, I’ve already gone
ahead and done the install on the driver’s side. So we’ll show you how to install on the passenger side. We’re gonna be using our serrated knife tool, the flat end in order to get to the halogen bulb. You’re just gonna wanna pry from the inner portion of the vehicle, with the flat end. So we wanna go in perpendicular and then just pry outward until the lens casing comes loose, like so. And then just work your way around. Here we are. And so here we have access to the halogen bulb. So I’m just gonna take our pointed wedge tool
just to pry that out. Just be careful because the bulb,
it may be a little bit warm. And so here we have our 5730 style LED,
we’ll just pop that in. Now these LEDs they are not polarity-specific so you can just toss
them in any orientation and they should come on. And you would wanna make sure
that the LED boards are facing downward. Alright. Now before reassembling everything, let’s just test the lights
to make sure everything’s working. Everything looks good. And so now let’s just reassemble the lens. You’re just gonna wanna start by lining up the outer portion of the lens first. And then once that is lined up, you can just put a little bit of pressure on the inner portion until it snaps into place. So now we’ll be installing on the dome light. Now again as you can see I’ve already gone ahead and done the install
on one side. So we’ll just show you how to do the install on the opposite side. Now we’ll be using again the serrated knife tool, the flat end, in order to get
to the halogen bulb. Now there are just two clips that are holding the lens into place, which are one right here and one right here towards the inner portion of the vehicle. So that’s where we’ll be prying from. So we’re just gonna come in with the tool perpendicular and then just pry outward until the lens comes loose. Then you can just do the exact same
on the opposite side. Now you can try removing the bulb just
with your bare hand but it may be a bit difficult. Now a trick, in order to make it a bit easier is to just use a small piece of tape and then you can form a type of U-shape and you can just wrap it right around the bulb here. Like so. And then just with the remaining portion of the tape, you can just pull the bulb out. There we are. And so here we have our 5730 style LED. Again, these are non polarity-specific
so you can toss them in any orientation and they should come on. Now before reassembling everything let’s just test the bulb to make sure everything’s working. Everything looks good. So now let’s just reassemble the lens. Now there’s a small tab right here on the outer portion of the lens that
we’ll be lining up first. And once that is lined up, you could just line up the
front tabs that were holding the lens into place. And just apply a little bit of
pressure until it pops into place. So now we’ll be installing on the vanity mirrors. We’re gonna be using our fork-shaped wedge tool in order to get to the halogen bulb. Now there are just a couple tabs that are holding the lens into place, which are right here towards the top of the vanity mirrors. So that’s where we’ll be prying from. You’re just gonna wanna come in perpendicular
with the tool. Slide it against the mirror until you get
underneath the lens and then just twist outward in order to loosen up the … housing. There we are. Just be very gentle, you don’t wanna break any tabs. There we are. And so now we’re just gonna use our pointed wedge tool in order to get the bulb out. Just pry underneath that. Again, these may be a bit warm so just be careful. And so here we have our LED.
We’ll just pop that in. And again, just make sure that the LED boards are facing outward. And now let’s just pop the lens back on. Now we’re gonna start by
lining up these two top tabs into the above grooves. And then we’re just gonna wanna snap the bottom clip into place. So now we’ll be installing on the doors. Now there are four tabs that hold this lens into place, there are two on each side. So again we’re gonna be using the flat end of the serrated knife tool. And we’re gonna be prying from the the upper portion of the lens. Just pulling outward until the lens comes loose. There we are. Now again, you can try removing the bulb
just with your bare hands but it’s a bit hot so we’re gonna be using a cloth. And so here we have our LED,
so we’ll just pop that in. And so now we’ll just pop the lens back on. Now we’re first gonna wanna just line up
the two tabs at the bottom and then just apply a little bit of pressure on the top until the top two tabs snap into place. So now we’ll be installing on the trunk light. And we’ll be using our fork-shaped wedge tool
in order to get to the halogen bulb. Now this lens, there are four tabs
that are holding it into place. There is one in each corner. So really you can pry from any of the tabs,
but we’re gonna pry from this one. Now you just wanna come in perpendicular and then just pry outward until the lens comes loose. And once you have separation,
you could just work your way down. There we go. And so now I’ll take the pointed wedge tool and I’ll just use that to pry the halogen bulb out. And so here we have our LED,
so we’ll just pop that in. And again, just be sure that the LED
boards are facing downward. And so now let’s just reassemble the lens casing. So we’re just gonna wanna line up the two tabs towards the rear of the vehicle. And then we’re just gonna snap
the top two tabs into place. So now we’ll be installing LEDs on the license plate. Now as you can clearly see again we’ve already gone ahead and done
the install on one side, so we’re gonna show you how to install
on the opposite side. We’re gonna be using our fork-shaped wedge tool
in order to get to the halogen bulb. Now we’re just gonna be wanting to pry from this lens, just the lens here not the whole casing, but the inner lens portion. We’re gonna be prying from the center
towards the center of the vehicle. So we’re just gonna be using the fork-shape side. I’m just gonna come in perpendicular and just dig deep inside there and then you could just pry outward
til the lens comes loose. Then you could just come around the outer portion of the lens and do the same thing. There we are. And then once you do have the casing loose,
you can just use your bare hand and pull it out. And so here’s the halogen bulb.
So we’re just gonna pull that out. And so here we have the LED, we’ll just pop that in. And so now let’s just pop the lens casing back on. You just wanna start by lining up the tab towards the outer portion of the vehicle. And then just click, snapping in the inner portion tab. There we are. And so now we’re gonna be swapping out
the reverse light right here. And in order to get to the reverse halogen bulb, we’re gonna have to remove the whole housing. But not to worry, it’s pretty simple. All you’re gonna need is a 8-millimeter socket
and a socket wrench. So we’re first gonna start
just by removing these two bolts here. And really they’re the only bolts that
are holding this housing into place. And once you have both bolts removed, you’re just gonna wanna gently slide the housing out. And it should come right out. But if you’re having difficulty getting it out, you can use your fork-shaped wedge tool and just pry on the outskirts of the housing and … it’ll loosen it up. And so the bulb that we’ll be swapping out is this
one right here at the bottom. So all you have to do is just reach in,
twist counterclockwise, pull out to remove. And so we’ll just remove the bulb with our bare hands. And so here we have the LED, so we’ll just pop that in. Now before reassembling everything, we’re just gonna test the bulb to
make sure everything’s working. And so everything looks good. So now let’s just reinsert the bulb. We just wanna line up the tabs into the housing here. And once you have everything lined up, you could just twist back clockwise
in order to lock it into place. And now let’s just reassemble the housing. You just wanna line up these two pins here. There are two slots to insert them right here. Let’s go ahead and do that. Ok. And once everything is lined up, all you have to do is reinstall the bolts here. And you’re all set. And that’s the end of the installation. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected] or you can reach us online and submit a support ticket at www.PrecisionLED.com/contact Now, like we said before, please like or subscribe if you enjoyed the video or enjoy the process for what we do. It really does help us out
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19 thoughts on “Honda Pilot LED Interior How To Install – 2nd Gen | 2009-2015

  1. This video is super awesome, but one thing confused me:
    The rear (backseat) interior dome light: You called it another 5730 bulb?… but that appears to be a 194 aka 168 T10 wedge bulb. The 5730 for the front map lights is the cylinder style bulb with contacts on either end, but this rear dome appears to just be a 194 wedge correct?

  2. Suggestion for future videos (this was great btw): You should name the bulb size, shape/type, and lumens as you're installing them. I actually have a 2011 Honda Pilot so this would've been very helpful info as I am making a list to replace all my bulbs eventually with LEDs!

  3. Won't the LED lights burn-out the electrical clips & wires the lights are attached to and throw-off the electrical system?

  4. Unfortunately, honda pilot 2019 did not make all their interior lights LED. So, I just ordered my premium LED package after watching this video. Thank you for the tutorial… it's a big help. PrecisionLED is definitely – a one stop shop for your vehicle lighting needs!

  5. I want to put out a PSA… keep the vanity mirrors oem. Trust me. Did LEDs once and blinds you can never see pass the brightness of the light to see yourself in the mirror. lol

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