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How to Replace Windshield Washer Fluid Level Sensor 09-15 Honda Pilot

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How to Replace Windshield Washer Fluid Level Sensor 09-15 Honda Pilot

Created on: 2018-06-20

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, worn out, or damaged throttle position sensor on 10 Honda Pilot.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Bumper
    • Pry the push clips out from the upper cover in the engine
    • Remove the cover
    • Remove the 10mm bolts from the grille
    • Move the tire to the left into the wheel well
    • Remove the Phillips head screw from inside of the wheel well
    • Repeat this process on the other side
    • Pry the push clips out from underneath the bumper
    • Remove the 10mm bolts from beneath the bumper
    • Pry the bumper out on either end
    • Pull the bumper slightly out
    • Disconnect the fog light bulb electrical connector
    • Remove the bumper
  2. step 2 :Removing the Windshield Washer Fluid Level Sensor
    • Have a drain pan ready
    • Disconnect the electrical harness from the sensor
    • Slide the sensor out of the washer fluid bottle
  3. step 3 :Installing the Windshield Washer Fluid Level Sensor
    • Insert the grommet to the bottle
    • Slide the sensor into place
    • Connect the electrical harness to the sensor
  4. step 4 :Installing the Bumper
    • Connect the fog light wiring harness
    • Insert the bumper into place
    • Press the sides of the bumper into place
    • Tighten the 10mm bolts to the bottom of the bumper
    • Press the push clips to the bottom of the bumper
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the inside of the wheel well
    • Tighten the 10mm bolts to the grille
    • Insert the cover into place
    • Press the push clips to the upper cover

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Drain Pan

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

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

In this video, we will be removing and reinstalling a washer level sensor in 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. We're going to pull these little pins out, get this out of the way.

We'll take these two off first. We can move this out of our way. Take this one off. Take this one off. Once you get all those pins out, 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 it goes up here. Take this out, take that out, and then there's a Phillips head screw right here. I'm going to repeat these steps for the other side. So we're going to use our screwdriver and pull these push pins out, release the center piece and then pull down. We have one here, one here, one here, one there, one there, one there, one there, and one there. If when you're pulling these out, if you break one because they are pretty fragile, we do sell kits at 1AAuto.com.

The 10 millimeter bolt back here. Take that out with a 10 millimeter socket. Ours, the plastic is actually cracked on ours, but normally you would have to take that bolt all the way out. Try this one, and this is the same. The plastic is cracked, but you should take those bolts out.

Now we're going to grab this side of the bumper right here. We're going to pull out like that, and then you want to stand in front of the bumper a little bit. We're going to hit right here to unlock these clips over here just like that. Over here I got to disconnect the electrical connectors.

Down here, you push on that for the front bumper sensor, and then right here is the 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.

Your washer fluid level sensor is here. We have no washer fluid in our reservoir right now because we're doing the motors at the same time, but if you are doing this and you have washer fluid, you're going to make sure you have a drain bucket underneath to catch the washer fluid when you pull it out. Disconnect the electrical connector right here, take it out, and just push this little tab.
That moves that lock down, and we're going to pull our washer level sensor out. Just pry it down slowly. Go back and forth with it. It pulls out like that, the rubber grommet on here. When you install your new one, you're going to install the grommet first. Slip that in. Make sure that's all the way around. Then we'll take the level sensor and slide it in. It's a little bit tight right here, but it will go. Just go up with it, working it back and forth, and there it is. And we can reconnect the electrical connector. Lock it in.

We'll reinstall the bumper. We're going to get it lined up right there. Before we push it on, we'll reconnect the electrical connectors, hook up the fog light, and then hook up the front sensor connector. All right, and we're 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, and 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. It'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, you might have to adjust it a little bit. So it looks pretty good like that. I'll take this Phillips head screw, stick that one in here, and 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. And we're going to install the push clips. Take these and push that in just like that. Install that last one. Now reinstall these bolts up here. Start with one right there and 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, and pull this out of your way and this goes over on top. We can put all the push-pins in. Now we're going to take our brand new washer fluid and fill up the washer reservoir. You want to make sure you use new washer fluid or strain out the old washer fluid. And you're done. Just put the cap on.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Drain Pan

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set


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