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#1067 of 1081 Re: sliding and tilting 2nd row [qbrozen]
Aug 09, 2010 (6:26 pm)
I bought second row sliding seats from a 2006 honda pilot. I bought these from extremewheelsandparts from ebay for less than $500.00 -this included shipping directly to my front door!! .
The seats bolted directly in place of the ones I took off. It was a gamble but it paid off. I now have sliding second row seats in my 2003 pilot. The seats were the exact same color by the way, just not perforated.
#1068 of 1081 Re: aftermarket DVD NAV for Honda Pilot 2010 [catalin777]
Dec 23, 2010 (11:05 am)
There is a store in Atlanta that just installed a DVD system in my new 2011 Pilot. The name is Sound Sensations in Marrietta. They also sell Nav systems. In my opinion, some of the aftermarket ones are better in that you don't have the drop down screen, instead you get two dvd players in the head rests.
#1069 of 1081 High Cost & Low Quality of Honda Pilot Accessories
Jan 12, 2011 (8:59 am)
Being a former ISO Quality Inspector, I get picky about the quality and design of products, perhaps more so that the average person. Just bought an 011 Pilot two weeks ago, and I really like the vehicle, but I did feel stupidly compelled to buy two accessories directly from the dealer at the time of purchase. BOTH were a waste of money. Here's why, and what you can do to avoid this yourself:
1. We bought the trailer wiring harness because we want to pull a small utility trailer. The P/N 08L91-SZA-100 costs 181.90 now, but ONLY accomodates a 7-pin RV trailer connection, not the typical 4-pin flat connector used by almost every single utility trailer out there. Ironically, after you install this "kit" which includes a controller, relays, two wiring harnesses and 7 fuses, you still have to go to Walmart and spend $12 to buy a friggin' adapter to adapt from a 7 pin round connector to a 4 pin flat connector. Given that this vehicle only can tow 4500 lbs, I don't know what Honda was thinking here... Do they think we are all gonna pull miniature travel trailers that weigh 4000 lbs? (Most decent travel trailers have a GVWR of 6000-10,000 lbs!). In any case for $182, why not include the $10 adapter you need for 95% of your towing needs?
Worse, this same item is available online at other dealers for a more reasonable price of $135! Or, you can get a scaled down after market version on Ebay for $50 that DOES accomodate a 4 pin flat connector.
Plus, it is a pain-in-the-arse to install this kit. Bolts don't easily line up with the threaded holes in the frame, and if you aren't careful, you can drop parts down inside your quarter panel from whence they will never return, but always rattle around... Honda Engineering needs to revisit the mounting of these parts, to make the installation more user-friendly.
Finally, what was really weird is that the dealer shipped these parts to my house, but they came without instructions intentionally, so I had to Google the installation instructions to do the work myself. And, you could not install this kit WITHOUT the instructions. Honda, what is up with that???
2. We also bought the cargo cover. What a cheap looking piece of crap. Having owned several vehicles with cargo covers, this overpriced cargo cover is a flimsy piece of sh%$. Honda should be ashamed of the quality of the cover. It is really thin and won't even stay in place properly. Worse, I paid MSRP for it, but could have bought it online for 30% less! Argh.
3. Running boards are not user-installable. If you check out the highly overpriced running boards from Honda, please be aware that you can buy them online at a great discount. However, Honda, in what must be a clever trick to ensure that these are a dealer-installed item, left out the threaded screw fittings on the undercarriage, and you must get a SPECIAL TOOL to install these threaded fittings yourself. The tool is Part# LEM722M8, and can be "bought" as a "loaner" item from some dealerships, thank goodness. The key point, though, is that OTHER MANUFACTURERS DO NOT DO THIS. My Isuzu came with the threaded sockets pre-installed, and you could buy the running boards from the dealer or online.
In a nutshell, if you want to "pimp out" your Honda Pilot, you really do need to shop around, and by shopping online, particularly on Ebay, you can save hundreds of dollars vs. buying accessories at Honda dealerships. If you're handy, this may be the best option for you.
#1070 of 1081 Honda Pilot Model Change
Jan 20, 2011 (2:11 pm)
Does anyone know if there will be a model change coming for the Pilot. I was to switch from my Odyssey "Man Van" to the Pilot but I really want the middle row to have bucket seats (like the Acadia). Would prefer to buy another Honda but if there is no easy access to the 3rd row I am leaning towards the Acadia.
#1072 of 1081 Re: Honda Pilot Model Change [amazing5436]
Jan 24, 2011 (2:09 pm)
The current model is just a few years old (2009) and so I doubt a new one is forthcoming.
Feb 06, 2011 (10:43 am)
I have 09 touring, and first month purchased it when the fog lights were on tried to clean them with a rag since was a rainy day, and all of a sudden one lenses cracked, and i thought it may have been broken before, i cleaned the other, it cracked also . Anyone have had this problem?
Thanks to all.
#1074 of 1081 upgraded lights
Dec 29, 2011 (8:28 pm)
I had to upgrade the lights on my '06 since one of the bulbs on the LB's finally bit the dust. I was toying with the idea of upgrading to the HID's and getting really good candle power, but with the off-roading / water fording I do, they wouldn't have survived.
I ended up getting the Sylvania SilverStar Ultra bulbs and changed them out myself (very easy) and all I can say is WOW. If you think the Pilot has low power lights as standard wait till you see the difference if you upgrade. The new lights are really clear and bright and makes night / rain drivng much better. We had a massive foggy night the other night and I got to try out the new lights. I did not need to use the fog lights. Can't wait to get them off-road.
#1075 of 1081 Re: upgraded lights [odie6l]
Dec 30, 2011 (1:22 pm)
Silver Stars do have a very bright light but the downside is that they have a very short life. 6-9 months is not uncommon.
#1076 of 1081 Re: upgraded lights [robr2]
Dec 30, 2011 (6:07 pm)
the problem with the short lif is people that when installing end up touching the bulbs. I wore surgical gloves to take the old ones out and then new ones to put new bulbs in. Also, I've checked, must of the short life are on DRL's, so thankfully "The Beast" doesn't have those.