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How to Replace Front Door Lock Switch 03-08 Honda Pilot

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  1. step : Removing the Door Lock Switch (0:18)
    • Pry out the panel inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two Phillips screws inside the door hand
    • Pull the handle out of the door panel
    • Unclip the latch rod from the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the door lock switch wiring harness
    • Remove the two Phillips screws that hold the switch to the door handle
    • Pull the switch out of the door handle
  2. step : Installing the Door Lock Switch (1:48)
    • Place the switch into the door handle
    • Install the two Phillips screws that hold the switch to the door handle
    • Connect the electrical connector to the door lock switch
    • Clip the latch rod to the door handle
    • Line up the door handle locating tab
    • Push the handle into the door panel
    • Insert the two Phillips screws into the door handle
    • Line up the door handle trim using the locating tabs
    • Push the trim piece into the door handle

Take a small flat-bladed screwdriver and open up this cover in here. Put that cover aside. Take a Phillips head screwdriver and remove the two screws. We use the chrome handle to lift it out of the cavity.

To disconnect the control rod, we use a flat-bladed screwdriver to push the clip off of it. It just kind of slides to the side and then it can be pried up, out of there. We can lift this up and out, disconnect the door lock.

Here's the inner door handle for the driver's side with the power door lock button on it. To remove it, take a Phillips head screwdriver and take the switch out of the trim.

Put the switch back into the trim and install the screws. These are just going into plastic, so as soon as I feel them get tight, I'm going to stop.

Reinstall the door handle in your door panel. Put the electrical connector back in the door lock switch. When I get my handle lined up this way, I'm going to reach in and grab this control rod and push it into the yellow clip. It's going to slide into it. I have to push it down with my flat-bladed screwdriver. You can move it. There it is. Just kind of maneuver it in there, but it's not locked in there, this needs to swing around and that will lock it.

Now there's this tab, that's here, that is going to go on the other side of the panel, slide it in this way. Push out electrical side in first. It’s the same underneath. Pop that in.

Reinstall our Phillips head screws. Replace our trim cover. Take two tabs on the top, a single tab on the bottom. It fits into the two spots in the top. Your door handle's reinstalled.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver


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