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Honda Pilot Door Courtesy Step Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out courtesy step light bulb in the door panels of a 2nd generation 2009-2015 Honda Pilot.

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Paul B. Michaels
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Auto Mechanic Since 1989

2012 Pilot Door Step Light
Gently Pry Out Lens Cover
Lens Cover Removed
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 courtesy step light bulb at the bottom of the interior plastic door panels.

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 bulb is part number 194 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

You may also be able to use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as # 158, 168, W5W, 2825 or a LED unit.

The only tool needed to access and replace the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver.

Pull Out Old Bulb
Old Bulb Removed
Old # 194 Light Bulb
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Carefully insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the lens cover and the interior door panel.

Gently pry out the lens cover and set it aside in a safe place.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

Empty Bulb Socket
Push In New # 194 Bulb
Re-Insert Plastic Tabs
Push a new # 194 bulb straight in to the socket.

If necessary, you may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as # 158, 168, W5W, 2825 or a compatible LED unit.

Gently Pop In Lens Cover
Lens Cover Replaced
Test New Light Bulb
Re-insert the two plastic tabs on the bottom edge of the lens cover back in to place.

Gently snap in the top edge of the lens cover.

To test the new door courtesy step light bulb, press the "Unlock" button on the key fob or open and close the door.

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

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