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How do I change the headlight (low beam) on my 2006 Honda Pilot?

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How do I change the headlight (low beam) on my 2006 Honda Pilot?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Tech413 replied 8 years ago.
You just want to replace the bulb not the housing corrcect?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
yes, i just want to replace the bulb. i already have the bulb disconnected, and I have removed the rubber ring, but I can't remove the bulb itself.
Expert:  Tech413 replied 8 years ago.

Headlight (Low Beam)

  1. Disconnect the 2P connector (A) from the headlight.


    Headlight (low beam):

    55 W (H11)

  2. Turn the bulb socket (B) 45 º counterclockwise to remove it from the headlight housing.

  3. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of removal.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
The diagram shows a socket with flanges, so that turning the bulb releases it from the socket. My 9005 high beam has flanges, but my H-11 low beam replacement bulb does not.
Expert:  Tech413 replied 8 years ago.
Does the diagram look like your cars low beam?
Expert:  Tech413 replied 8 years ago.

Does it look like this. This is the 2005 model.

 

Headlight

  1. Disconnect the 3P connector (A) from the headlight.


    HEADLIGHT (High/Low):

    60/55 W

  2. Remove the rubber cover (B).

  3. Pull the retaining spring (C) away from the bulb (D),then remove the bulb.

  4. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of removal. Make sure the notches in the bulb align with the tabs in the headlight.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Yes, as far as I can tell (with the bulb still in the assembly), this is what it looks like. This diagram has the rubber cover that I see on my car. I do not, however, see any "retaining spring". If I saw this spring, I would know where to pull and in which direction.
Expert:  Tech413 replied 8 years ago.
Yes you would. Remove the rubber boot and the spring is hinged on one side. The other side just push it in and up or down to release.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thank you. I will look for the spring and follow your advice. This looks good to me.
Expert:  Tech413 replied 8 years ago.
Let me know if you need more help. Just continue his contact.