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#3203 of 3439 Re: Replace lost key and remote for 2003 honda pilot [njm2]
Dec 28, 2009 (11:35 am)
Our power lock for the driver's side stopped working this summer,and then the passenger side went as well. There's a part inside the door (of our 03 Pilot) that needed replacement. Not cheap. But the keys were fine, and it made me quite frustrated to have such a problem. Never in the 13 years and 170,000 miles of my Honda Accord did I see anything like this. Then the ignition stopped working (evidently the tumblers weren't staying in line) and of course we needed a new ignition cylinder and a new key. But we had to "rekey" the ignition because otherwise the ignition key wouldn't match the door key, so we bought the new cylinder (which comes with new keys automatically that we can't use) and still needed to spend the $84 on the rekeying. We don't use the dealer, because the labor on all of this would be quite prohibitive--but the station where we go (a place we trust) deferred to the dealer's "rekey" person when it came time to set the tumblers. I figure that if this car repair shop, which does excellent work at reasonable prices, is more comfortable trusting the dealer to do the keying, I would be as well. Hope this helps; I'd say, though, that when it comes to keys, the Honda Pilot doesn't impress me....
#3204 of 3439 Re: Replace lost key and remote for 2003 honda pilot [sddeb]
Dec 28, 2009 (4:59 pm)
and it made me quite frustrated to have such a problem. Never in the 13 years and 170,000 miles of my Honda Accord did I see anything like this.
If not having a problem with a 13 year old car resulted in your drawing the conclusion that a 6 year old car would never have a problem as well, you were being a bit naive. Consider yourself luck on the first go-round rather than bashing the second.
when it comes to keys, the Honda Pilot doesn't impress me....
What did this story have to do with the "impressions" of the key itself? Better question: who would expect to be impressed by a key?
#3205 of 3439 03-08 Honda Pilot rear wiper blade replacement
Jan 13, 2010 (4:16 pm)
Trying to save others some time, money, stress & headaches... There is an alternative to going to the dealer for a replacement rear wiper blade on the 03-08 Honda Pilot. It may first appear that the blade and arm are one piece but if you take a look, you'll see the wiper blade can be replaced and its actually quite simple. It is a special rear wiper blade though. There may be other alternatives, but the "Trico Exact Fit Rear Integral Blade" snaps right onto the special rear arm and looks like the factory original. You can find it online. Much cheaper than the dealer alternative and easier/less tedious than messing around with rubber blade refills. Comes with removal and replacement instructions too. Hope this helps.
#3206 of 3439 Blower motor speed not changing
Jan 13, 2010 (8:00 pm)
I recently found a mouse and a bunch of dog food in my blower motor...so I took the blower apart and cleaned it out but now my blower will not change speeds. And when ever I turn on my car the blower motor turns on full blast even when my heater is off. Has anyone had any problem like this? I don't know if it is my blower motor that is malfunctioning or something else.
#3207 of 3439 Re: Blower motor speed not changing [imccalley]
Jan 18, 2010 (6:32 am)
OK, I see how a mouse could crawl into a vehicle for warmth, but dog food? Wondering whether the mouse went there to get to the dog food or if the mouse found the dog food elsewhere and then took it in for safekeeping!
#3208 of 3439 Re: Blower motor speed not changing [poodog13]
Jan 18, 2010 (10:00 am)
The mouse had taken the dog food into the blower compartment. I usually don't keep dog food in my garage but during a move, I had put a small bag of dog food in the garage and forgot about it.
#3209 of 3439 Brake Lights
Jan 20, 2010 (4:45 pm)
Just minutes ago I was pulling out on my driveway and suddenly I saw the warning of a burned brake light. I said myself oh..this is easy, but guess what.. I couldn't get the light set out. It is the left side, I unscrewed the 2 screws but the light set is still attached to the car body. Of course I don't want to put more force on it because it could break.
#3210 of 3439 Re: Brake Lights [jp2010]
Jan 31, 2010 (3:01 am)
I've not replaced a light bulb on the Pilot yet, but I can confirm that all mfgrs are making it more and more difficult to replace these bulbs. Maybe they purchase stock in the light manufacturers?! You may want to Google for some instructions on how to replace it if the Owner's Manual isn't sufficient. (Sure makes one long for the good 'ol days when you could just reach in, grab the bulb, give it a twist and out she'd pop!)
#3211 of 3439 Re: 08 Pilot - Timing Belt or Chain? [bjss]
Jan 31, 2010 (3:05 am)
You may want to also post your question in a more appropriate forum, as it's not likely to get the same type of viewers here in the "Maintenance & Repair" forum.
My wife and I test drove an '08 Highlander and wound up purchasing the Pilot Ex-L instead (her vehicle, not mine). The Highlander was fine, but here's where we felt the Pilot excelled compared to the Highlander:
- more comfortable ride; the Toyota felt a bit stiff/rigid
- Pilot felt roomier (not sure if the cargo capacity #'s would prove that out?)
- better visibility out the front window (is there a bigger front window on a vehicle, besides maybe a school bus?!)
- the leather seats seemed more comfortable
- price (I recall the Pilot was more affordable)
- my wife just loved the Pilot - end of story!
#3212 of 3439 Re: Brake Lights [jp2010]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 31, 2010 (8:53 am)
Remind me what year Pilot you have and I'll try to look up the procedure for you if I can find it. Also is this front or back lights?