2006-2008 Honda Pilot Hitch Accessories BX2244 Installation Instructions

Download Note : Due to the design of the baseplate, the RangeFinder II and Adventurer tow bars can not be used. Adapters, except for the BX8833 and BX88151, can not be used. The front fascia, metal bumper, headlights, and air baffl e are removed and reinstalled during baseplate installation. Drilling is required. The dimensional variations between otherwise identical vehicles can be considerable. Although the baseplate was designed for easy installation, it may be necessary to tailor the baseplate slightly to compensate for auto manufacturer’s tolerances. These minor adjustments may include fi ling a hole slightly, bending electrical rods, and/ or bending end plates. The BX8869, Bulb and Socket Wiring Kit is recommended for this vehicle.

Installation Procedures :
1. Remove 15 pushpins from the plastic on top of the fascia. Set plastic and pushpins aside to reinstall later.
2. Above the front tire, inside the wheel well on the edge of the fascia, remove one Phillips screw. Do this to both sides of the vehicle. Set screws aside to reinstall later.
3. On the bottom edge of fascia, remove a pushpin and two metric bolts using a 10MM socket. Do this to both sides of the vehicle. Set pushpins and bolts aside to reinstall later.
4. Below the fascia-wide horizontal opening on the bottom of the fascia, remove three pushpins (see grey arrows in photo above). Pull upper corners of fascia outward, to the side of the vehicle, releasing three clips. Pull fascia forward, releasing it from clips under the headlight. Do this to both sides of the vehicle. Pull fascia forward to remove. Set pushpins, bolts, and fascia carefully aside to reinstall later.
5. Release the temperature sensor from its clip (not shown) found behind the metal bumper and set aside to reinstall later. Using a 12mm socket, remove two metric bolts from the top of the metal bumper. Do this to both sides of the vehicle. Set bolts aside to be reinstalled later.
6. Using a 12mm socket, remove one metric bolt from the bottom of the metal bumper. Do this to both sides of the vehicle. Pull the bumper forward to remove. Set bolts and metal bumper aside to be reinstalled later.
7. Lay the metal bumper’s upper bracket on a solid metal surface. Pound the ridge on the bracket to fl atten it and prepare it for baseplate installation. Do this to both sides of the metal bumper. Set bumper aside to reinstall later.
8. Using a 10MM socket, remove the metric bolt at the top of the headlight assembly. Remove the pushpin on top of the headlight assembly just above the front fender. Do this to both sides of the vehicle. Set bolts and pushpins aside to reinstall later.
9. Using a 10mm socket, remove two metric bolts at the bottom of the headlight assembly near the radiator support (see square in photo above). On the bottom edge of headlight assembly, just below front fender, use a 10mm socket to remove one metric bolt. In the same area, remove one pushpin. Pull headlight assembly forward and disconnect electrical connections. Set bolts and headlight assembly aside to reinstall later. Do this to both sides of the vehicle.
10. On the frame support, just forward of the air intake, use a 12mm socket to remove the bolt securing the horn bracket. Move the horn and bolt out of the way to open up this area for drilling. Do this to both sides of the vehicle.
11. Using a 10mm socket, remove the two metric bolts securing the coolant line to either side of the radiator support. Set bolts aside to reinstall later.