Honda Pilot Headlights
Your Honda Pilot headlights keep you safe when you are traveling the road at night. At some point, you may have to replace your Honda Pilot's headlights if they become damaged, stop working, or if you want to change the look of your vehicle. With a wide selection of headlights available for your Honda, you can find the replacements that you need.What are composite and sealed headlights for the Honda Pilot?
When looking for different headlight assemblies, you may come across composite lights and sealed beam lights for your Honda. There are some differences between the two:
- Composite: Composite assemblies allow you to take apart the different components so that you can replace the bulb. This makes replacing the lights as they burn out a quick and simple process.
- Sealed beam: When it comes to sealed beam assemblies, the lenses are sealed to the housing. This means that you will have to replace the entire assembly when the bulb burns out. However, these types of headlights are very durable as they do not have as many moving parts.
When looking for new headlights for your Honda Pilot, you should consider:
- Projector or reflector: Reflector lights use reflective housing to make an intense beam from a headlight bulb that illuminates the road in front of you. On the other hand, projector lights refocus the headlight bulb, forcing it through the lens. This creates a strong, bright beam.
- Type of bulb: There are three types of bulbs that may be used in headlights for the Honda Pilot. These are halogen, xenon, and LED bulbs. Each type of bulb has different advantages, so choose one that works for your driving habits.
- Compatibility: When looking for full replacement assemblies, make sure that they are compatible with your Pilot. Assemblies from some brands may not work with your Honda or they may need some modification before they will work.
- Self-leveling features: Self-leveling headlight bulbs detect when your Honda is going over bumps or hills and keeps the beams directed at the ground. This can make driving at night safer for both you and other drivers you are sharing the roads with.
- Converter kits: These kits allow you to modify aftermarket assemblies so that they can work with your Honda Pilot.
Removing a headlamp assembly is a relatively easy process:
- Access the assembly by opening the hood of your Honda Pilot. You will find the support piece near the radiator and grille.
- Locate the headlight bulb. Near the back of the bulb will be the bolts that hold the assembly into place. Remove the bolts. Keep track of this hardware as you may need to use them.
- Note that you may need to remove several other components from your Honda in order to take out the assembly. Keep all of the hardware organized to make the replacement process quick and easy.
- Take out the assembly and put in the new assembly.
- Put back any other components to complete the installation.