Thanks for the great tip - - My steps get installed next week.tim.s said:Tips on installation:
At step 5, only install the inboard bolts and let the sidestep hang. This makes it a lot easier to install than installing all the bolts on each bracket at.
Yeah that's the part where I saidguitarman said:Hey Tim, there's some leftover nuts and bolts in your last picture....
The first picture is the finished product (with all hardware installed).tim.s said:Swing it up and you only need a single bolt to hold in place until the others can be inserted.
The steps or brackets should not be used to lift the car, the jacking points are still available and should be used. Make sure if you are taking your car to a non-Honda (or even some Honda) service location that they are using the correct point to lift the car, I actually had a service station bend a frame member, on a previous car, when doing a state inspection, not a fun thing to go through.lhs-tx said:I had my sidestep installed a month ago. And I started thinking how sturdy those mount brackets are if the car has to be jacked up? Since the brackets are mounted on the botton of the frame, the jacks dealers are using may lift the brackets.
If I understand correctly what you are asking there are "plugs/clips" that are in the pre-drilled holes for the side step installation. The clips have an outer rim and a small circle in the middle. Simply use an object to "punch" in inner circle and the clips will fall out. If you don't, they are virtually impossible to remove. There may be a tool made for this purpose, but it doesn't require a special tool to my knowledge.Originally posted by Wampass (snipped) -
What are clip removers? Is this a specific tool? Are there different sizes? I haven't gotten under the Pilot and looked at these clips yet. What did other folks that installed these use? Did you have any problems removing the clips?