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How to Replace Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 09-15 Honda Pilot

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How to Replace Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 09-15 Honda Pilot

Created on: 2018-06-19

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, damaged, split or leaking windshield washer bottle / reservoir 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 Reservoir
    • Have a drain pan ready
    • Disconnect the electrical harness from the sensor
    • Remove the 12mm bolt from the horn
    • Slide the horn over
    • Remove the 10mm bolts from the reservoir
    • Remove the reservoir
    • Slide the sensor out of the washer fluid bottle
  3. step 3 :Installing the Windshield Washer Fluid Level Reservoir
    • Insert the grommet to the bottle
    • Slide the sensor into place
    • Insert the washer reservoir into place
    • Tighten the 10mm bolts to the reservoir
    • Insert the horn into place
    • Tighten the 12mm bolt to the horn
    • 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 Driver


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    12mm Socket

    10mm Socket

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 are going to be removing and reinstalling a washer reservoir in a 2010 Honda Pilot. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to

Here's your washer fluid reservoir. Here's your washer pumps down here. Right there and right there. There is some fluid in our reservoir right now, so we're going to put a pan underneath to catch the fluid when we pull the pump out. So we're going to grab on the pump, just pull it. Slightly forward and then up. The fluid's going to come out. Leave this over here to this side. You grab the other pump the same way. Pull it out a little bit, and then pull up. Leave that to the side as well.

Pull this push-pin out. Using a screwdriver, pull the center out, and pull it out. Alright, 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 of those pins out, we can pull this off and set it aside.

Next, we're going to need is a 10mm socket extension and ratchet to take these two 10mm 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. And just turn it to the left. Then there's a Phillips head screw. It goes up here. Take this out. Take that out. Then there's a Phillips head screw right here. You're going to repeat these steps for the other side.

That's where we're going to use our screwdriver, and pull these push pins out. Release the centerpiece, 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 out 'cause they are pretty fragile. We do sell kits at The 10mm bolt right here. Take that out with a 10mm socket. 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 off. Now we're going to grab this side of the bumper right here. We're going to pull out. Right like that. 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. Over here, I got to disconnect the electrical connectors down here. Push on that for the front bumper sensor.

Then right here is the fog light bulb. We just disconnect the connector while you're still holding the bumper from falling. I'll grab a partner to hold it for me. 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. This is for the fog light. Your whole thing should come forward.

Your washer fluid level sensor is here. Disconnect the electrical connector right here. Take it out and just push this little tab. That moves that lock down. Now we're going to take this 10mm bolt out, and use a 10mm socket extension and a ratchet.

Next we're going to take this bolt out, and just use the 10mm socket and ratchet. To get the reservoir out easier, we're going to move this horn out of our way. Just take a 12mm socket and a ratchet and extension. Pull that out, and just set it aside. Pull the reservoir out. Slide it this way. Come right out just like that. Now we're going to slide this reservoir back in. You know, want to make sure you go up into that hold up there. Just lift it up. Get it into place. Just like that. We'll reinstall the horn. We'll snug that bolt up. We'll put these 10mm bolts back in. Let's get that one first. Get this one lined up.

Once those are both in, then we can tighten them down with out 10mm socket, extension, and ratchet. Same with this one. Can reconnect our electrical connector for our level sensor. We'll reinstall the bumper. We're going to get it lined up right there. Before we push it on, we're going to reconnect the electrical connectors, hook up the fog light. Then hook up the front sensor connector. We're going to line up the center up here first. Then line up the headlight area next.

Over here on the side, we want that all lined up. So just snap that in just like that. Snap those in like that. This is going to go on the inside like that. 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. 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, but that looks pretty good like that. We'll take this Phillips head screw and stick that one in here. And do the same for the opposite side. Half of our undercarriage cover was in the right spot, and the other half isn't. We're going to just pull this forward like this. Just like that.

You're going to reinstall these two 10mm bolts that are on the end. Ours were broken, so they're still there. We're going to install the push clips. Take these, push that in. Just like that. I saw that last one. Going to reinstall these bolts up here. Start with one right there. Go to this one. Once you get 'em both in, then we can snug 'em up. Make sure this is lined up with the headlight good right there.

Now install this cover over here. Line that up. Pull this out of your way, and then this goes over on top. We can put all the pushpins in. Now install this pushpin. That's locked in. We're going to take this motor over here on the upward side. Line that up. Push it down then lock it in. Take the end board motor. Line it up with the hole. Push it down. Make sure it's all the way down.

That's all set. Now we're going to take out 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. When you're done, just put the cap on.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Drain Pan

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Driver
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 12mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

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