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How to Replace Ambient Air Temperature Sensor 2009-15 Honda Pilot

Created on: 2018-06-19

How to remove, install, change or replace an ambient temperature sensor on 10 Honda Pilot

  1. step 1 :Removing the Front Bumper
    • Pry up the push clips from the radiator shield
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the grille
    • Remove the Phillips head screw from the fender
    • Pry the push-pins out from beneath the bumper
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from beneath the bumper
    • Pry the bumper out from the sides
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Remove the bumper cover
  2. step 2 :Removing the Ambient Air Temperature Sensor
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Press the tab on the temp sensor
    • Slide the sensor forward and off
  3. step 3 :Installing the Ambient Air Temperature Sensor
    • Slide the sensor on
    • Connect the wiring harness
  4. step 4 :Installing the Front Bumper
    • Insert the bumper into place
    • Connect the electrical connectors
    • Press the bumper into place
    • Tighten the two 10mm bolts beneath the bumper
    • Press the push-pins into the bottom of the bumper
    • Tighten the Phillips head screw to the fender
    • Tighten the two 10mm bolts to the grille
    • Press the push clips into the radiator shield

Tools needed

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

    10mm Socket


Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

In this video, we are removing and reinstalling the front bumper on a 2010 Honda Pilot. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to 1AAuto.com. All right, we're going to start by taking this cover off. I'm going to pull these little pins out. Get this out of the way. I'll take these two off first. Can move this out of our way. Take this one off and take this one off. Just get all those pins you can pull this off and set it aside.

Next we're going to use a 10 millimeter socket extension and ratchet. Take these two 10 millimeter bolts out. We raised and supported our vehicle. You don't have to. It's easier to gain access to everything if you raise it up. Now we're going to move the tire so we don't have to take it off. We'll just turn it to the left, and then there's a Phillips head screw that goes up here. Take that out. And there's a Phillips head screw right here. You're going to repeat these steps for the other side.

Next we're going to use our screwdriver and pull these push pins out. Release the centerpiece and pull down. There's one here, one here, one here, one there, one there, one there and one there. If when you're pulling these out if you break one cause they are pretty fragile, we do sell kits at 1AAuto.com. There's a 10 millimeter bolt right here take that out with a 10 millimeter socket. On ours the plastic is actually cracked but normally you would have to take that bolt all the way out.

Let's try this one, and this is the same, the plastic is cracked but you should take those bolts out. We're going to grab this side of the bumper right here. I'm going to pull out right like that, and then you want to stand in front of the bumper a little bit. I'm going to hit right here to unlock these clips over here just like that, and over here we're going to disconnect the electrical connection down here.

You push on that for the front bumper sensor and then right here there's a fog light bulb. We'll just disconnect the connector while you're still holding the bumper from falling. Then I'll grab a partner to hold it for me and then do the same for this other side. Pull it straight out and then holding it and just push. Pull that out like that. Don't drop it, and then grab these connectors right here. That's for the sensor, and this is for the fog light. The whole thing should come forward.

This is the ambient air temp sensor. I'm going to show you how to pull this off. There's a little lock right here on the connector, you're going to push down with your finger and then pull outward. As you can see it opening up. Now to remove the sensor, use a little flat blade screwdriver. There's a little tab right here. You're going to pry down on that. That locks it in, and then pull it forward just like that.

To install just going to line the screw up with that tab. Lock it in. Going to take the connector, line this tab up with the groove, lock it in.

Okay, we'll reinstall the bumper. Get it lined up right there. Before we push it on, you'll reconnect the electrical connectors hook up the fog light and then hook up the front sensor connector. All right, I'm going to line up the center up here first and then line up the headlight area next over here on the side. You want that all lined up so just snap that in like that. Snap those in like that. This is going to go on the inside like that and same for the other side.

This piece right here is going to go in there like that. You may have to lift up on the bottom of the bumper a little bit. That's all lined up. All right, so we're going to put this screw back up in here get that started. Once you get it started, you want to line your bumper up so that it's flush up with your fender. Make sure it looks good over here. Might have to adjust it a little bit so it looks pretty good like that. Take this Phillips head screw and stick that one in here. Do the same for the opposite side.

So half of our undercarriage cover was in the right spot and the other half isn't, so we're going to just pull this forward like this. Just like that. You're going to reinstall these two 10 millimeter bolts that are on the end. Ours were broken so they're still there. Then we're going to install the push clips. Take these and push that in just like that. Install that last one. You're going to reinstall these bolts up here. Start with one right there. Go to this one. Once you get them both in, then we can snug them up. Make sure this is lined up with the headlight good right there. Now install this cover over here. Pull this out of your way. Then this goes over on top, and we can put all the push pins in.

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