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WARN YOUR DEALER TO FOLLOW CAREFULLY INSTRUCTIONS OR YOU WILL END UP WITH EXTRA HOLES IN YOUR BUMPER..I SUPPOSE IT IS NATURAL FOR A GOOD WRENCHER TO NOT READ (INSTRUCTIONS) SECTION 29..."DO NOT MARK THESE HOLES, THEY ARE FOR THE FRONT BUMPER TRIM" IE NOT FOR THE FOG LIGHTS...SO HERE I SIT DRIVING RUSTY DENT...MY 92 ACORD WAGON WAITING FOR A NEW BUMPER...
 

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Interesting that the dealer screwed up.
Guess they are not the EXPERTS they pretend to be.
 

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Dealers learn by doing [just like everyone else]. Since fog lights are standard on MDX, there was no "learning from doing" from the MDX. The Pilot is new, therefore, there will be lessons to be learned [probably several times]. Then they will become experts [or at least somewhat knowledable].

If you want a yuk, look at the MDX site regarding one of the 1st transmissions that had to be pulled. As I read it, the dealer couldn't figure out how to get the thing out!!

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Still no excuse

The mechanic ASSUMED he was smart enough not to read the instructions the first time he did something.
That is wrong, PERIOD!
You will see what I mean if you download the instructions.
How can I trust them to do anything. Afterall, every job could be a first time for someone at the dealership.
 

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all good mechanic should check out the instructions on an install for a new auto!
If they don't they should be slapped!
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self install

Has anyone done the fog light install themselves, and if so, was it difficult??

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Fog Lights were not that difficult to install. Pulling the bumper off, drilling holes, and cutting part of the bumper out for the fog light is easy. You can download a copy of the instructions at www.hondacuraworld.com. The instructions are very clear and easy to understand. If you check out my profile, you can see that I have installed a lot of accessories. I have never broken anything, scratched anything, or dented anything.
 

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B pillar protectors?

Wwong. I noticed on your list of accessories you have B pillar protectors. Are you using more of that 3M tape. My Pilot is still pretty well brand new i.e 6 weeks but I've already noticed the scratches on the inside of the B pillar from the drivers seat belt that I'd read about on one of the threads here. I don't suppose Honda made any improvements to the '04 model in this regard. I have a Chrysler minivan that's almost 10 years old, has a plastic B pillar surround and has no sign of damage. What did you use to protect your Pilot?
 

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Question about Fog Light Installation warning

Did the dealer even offer you to add the lower trim (that the holes were drilled for) for free? I would think that would have been cheaper and easier for them to do than install a new bumper. Plus it might have made you a happier customer.

BTW My husband and I haven't even ordered our Pilot yet (I am hoping tomorrow) and I am already looking into installation of options so we can decide what the dealer should do and what we can safely do. Since we are novices we figured the dealer we are buying from can do the tow package for $895 and the dealer we will have the car serviced at will to the foglights for $450. Without this board I wouldn't even have considered doing the cargo cover, mudflaps and cross bars myself but now it seems like something we can do.
 
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