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how to remove blower motor fan on 2008 Honda pilot

To access fan, the blower motor itself has to come out:---

blower motor itself. It is located underneath the right side of the dash. It is a fairly easy replacement procedure. Start to finish takes about 30 minutes

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Now disconnect the blower motor connector, then remove the blower motor cover, then remove the 3 screws and remove the blower motor:

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The blower is on the right side of the filter.

If you look under the dash you can the bottom of the blower motor on the far right.

To remove, go under the dash. It looks like you need to remove the kick plate to get more room. The blower is held by 3 screws.

Let the dealer take care of it if you're still under warranty. If not, in order to get to the a/c blower motor, you need to remove the dashboard & the evaporator to get to the motor. Be very carefull when working in this area since the SRS components are in the vicinity. Make sure to disconnect the negative cable from the battery & have the radio/Nav security code on hand.
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Took it to the dealer. It was about one hour worth of labor for them to clean out the blower fan assembly. They did not remove the dash.
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Did they charge you? That's great if they didn't.
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Yeah, its was about $75.
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I had a mouse in mine. Easy to remove. Three screws and it falls into the passenger floor. It does take a creative tool to get the screws out though (odd angle).
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I used a 6" flexible shaft and put that in a cordless screw driver. I tried all combos of extensions and such, but nothing I had would work. I went to HD and bought a cheap flex shaft and it was easy. Also, the screws are torx or something odd (can't remember), but they also have a bolt head (hex). Also using a socket made it easier to put them back in since the socket holds the screw for you. You may have to remove the kick panel (I did) to get in there.

Overall, a much better design that some of my previous vehicles where major demo was required to get it out of the dash. The housing on the pilot would be hard to remove, but thats just plastic. The motor just bolts onto the bottom of it. The fan will come out attached to the motor also.
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ON MY 2008 honda pilot its easy:---
Looking under the dash, looks like a cover that you remove to access the bottom of the motor to disconnect the wiring harness to the blower motor. Removing the 3 screws attached .that will drop the motor to provide access to the "hamster wheel on it's side" fan.
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If you have debris that is rattling the blower, it may have been caused by mice. I took my Pilot to the dealer because the blower was noisy. I thought they were going to replace a bearing or something. Turned out to be mice eating away the inside. Paid $80 to have it cleaned out.
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I suspect that it is not always mice which cause the problem. In my case i had to replace my fan.-------
I received all part by part procedure to access the blower motor and its fan.I have provided all the details below, the readers can go through:----

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FIRST THE
control panel removal, and next is blower motor removal and installation.Fan comes out when motor is out.

CONTROL PANEL :---

Removal & Installation


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  3. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable. Wait 3 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing any service.
  4. Remove the instrument cluster. Remove the left middle panel. Remove the center panel.

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    Fig. Instrument cluster removal points



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    Fig. Left middle panel removal points



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    Fig. Center panel removal points



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    Fig. Control head removal points-climate control system



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    Fig. Control head removal points-manual system

  5. Remove the control head retaining screws. Remove the control head with the brackets from its mounting. Disconnect the connectors.
  6. Remove the screws and separate the control head from the brackets.

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    Fig. Control head and related components-climate control system



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    Fig. Control head and related components-manual system


To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2. If equipped with manual air conditioning run the self diagnostic function to confirm proper system operation.
  3. If equipped with climate control air conditioning run the self diagnostic function to confirm proper system operation.
    NOTE
    The power window reset procedure must be performed when disconnecting the battery, removing the No. 1 (20 amp) fuse in the passenger-s under dash fuse/relay box, disconnecting the 18P connector from the power window control unit, removing the window regulator, glass or glass run channel and disconnecting the driver-s door wire harness.

  4. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  5. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
  6. Move the driver-s power window all the way down by holding the driver-s power window switch firmly down to the second detent. When the window reaches the bottom, hold the driver-s power window switch in the AUTO DOWN position for two seconds.
  7. Move the driver-s power window all the way up without stopping by holding the driver-s power window switch firmly up to the second detent. When the window reaches the top, hold the driver-s power window switch in the AUTO UP position for two seconds.
    NOTE
    If the power window does not work in AUTO, repeat the procedure.


Self-Diagnostic Function



Automatic Air Conditioning

Specific to:

Honda Pilot 2006-2008

  1. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
  2. Set the driver-s temperature control dial to MAX cool.
  3. Press and hold the OFF button.
  4. While holding the OFF button, press the AUTO button five times within ten seconds. The self-diagnostic function will begin.

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    Fig. Self-diagnostic functional check-climate control system



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    Fig. Temperature indicator functions

  5. If there is a problem, the temperature indicator light will light up the segment (A thru N) corresponding the error. See illustration.
  6. If no DTC-s are found the temperature indicator will alternate every second between displaying -88- (all segments lit) and the error code segment (A thru N).
    NOTE
    The system will only display the DTC when the AUTO and OFF buttons are pressed. If you release the buttons, the display will go blank. To return the display, press the AUTO then the OFF buttons again.

  7. If there is no abnormality the segments will not light up.
    NOTE
    If there are no DTC-s and the system still does not operate, check the sensor input to the control head.

  8. Turn the ignition switch OFF to cancel the self diagnostic function.

Manual Air Conditioning

Specific to:

Honda Pilot 2006-2008

  1. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
  2. Turn the fan switch OFF.
  3. Press the recirculation button to select the recirculation mode (indicator light will come on).
  4. Press and hold the control button to select Fresh (indicator light will go off). Continue to hold the button for ten seconds. The recirculation indicator comes on for two seconds, and self-diagnostics will begin.
  5. After recording the DTC, release the recirculation button.
  6. If the system is okay, the recirculation indicator stays off.
  7. If the system is not okay, the recirculation indicator will blink the DTC, to indicate a faulty circuit or component.

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    Fig. Self-diagnostic functional check-manual system

  8. Turn the ignition switch OFF to cancel the self diagnostic function.


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BLOWER MOTOR :---

Removal & Installation


The front blower motor can be replaced without removing the blower unit from the vehicle.


WARNING
Be sure to review the SRS component locations before removing this component.


NOTE
Be sure that you have the anti-theft codes for the audio system and navigation system, if equipped. Record the audio presets.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
    WARNING
    Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable. Wait 3 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing any service.

  3. Remove the necessary components to gain access to the blower motor retaining screws.
  4. Remove the blower motor retaining screws. Remove the blower motor from its mounting.

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    Fig. Blower motor and related components


To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
    NOTE
    The power window reset procedure must be performed when disconnecting the battery, removing the No. 1 (20 amp) fuse in the passenger-s under dash fuse/relay box, disconnecting the 18P connector from the power window control unit, removing the window regulator, glass or glass run channel and disconnecting the driver-s door wire harness.

  2. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  3. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
  4. Move the driver-s power window all the way down by holding the driver-s power window switch firmly down to the second detent. When the window reaches the bottom, hold the driver-s power window switch in the AUTO DOWN position for two seconds.
  5. Move the driver-s power window all the way up without stopping by holding the driver-s power window switch firmly up to the second detent. When the window reaches the top, hold the driver-s power window switch in the AUTO UP position for two seconds.
    NOTE
    If the power window does not work in AUTO, repeat the procedure.


Blower Unit




WARNING
Be sure to review the SRS component locations before removing the instrument panel, which must be removed to remove the blower unit.


NOTE
Be sure that you have the anti-theft codes for the audio system and navigation system, if equipped. Record the audio presets.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
    WARNING
    Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable. Wait 3 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing any service.

  3. Remove the instrument panel.

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    Fig. Instrument panel retention points

  4. Remove the evaporator.
  5. Remove the wire harness clip. Remove the retaining nuts and remove the blower unit from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Blower unit and related components


To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
    NOTE
    The power window reset procedure must be performed when disconnecting the battery, removing the No. 1 (20 amp) fuse in the passenger-s under dash fuse/relay box, disconnecting the 18P connector from the power window control unit, removing the window regulator, glass or glass run channel and disconnecting the driver-s door wire harness.

  2. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  3. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
  4. Move the driver-s power window all the way down by holding the driver-s power window switch firmly down to the second detent. When the window reaches the bottom, hold the driver-s power window switch in the AUTO DOWN position for two seconds.
  5. Move the driver-s power window all the way up without stopping by holding the driver-s power window switch firmly up to the second detent. When the window reaches the top, hold the driver-s power window switch in the AUTO UP position for two seconds.
    NOTE
    If the power window does not work in AUTO, repeat the procedure.

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CABIN FILTER:--

Removal & Installation


Be sure that you have the anti-theft codes for the audio system and navigation system, if equipped. Record the audio presets.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  3. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable. Wait 3 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing any service.
  4. Remove the glove box.
  5. Cut the plastic cross brace in the glove box opening and discard it.

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    Fig. Plastic cross brace cut points



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    Fig. Removing the glove box frame

  6. Remove the bolts, screws and glove box frame.
  7. Remove the filter lid from the evaporator. Pull out the dust and pollen filter.

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    Fig. Dust/pollen filter and related components


To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
    NOTE
    The power window reset procedure must be performed when disconnecting the battery, removing the No. 1 (20 amp) fuse in the passenger-s under dash fuse/relay box, disconnecting the 18P connector from the power window control unit, removing the window regulator, glass or glass run channel and disconnecting the driver-s door wire harness.

  2. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  3. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
  4. Move the driver-s power window all the way down by holding the driver-s power window switch firmly down to the second detent. When the window reaches the bottom, hold the driver-s power window switch in the AUTO DOWN position for two seconds.
  5. Move the driver-s power window all the way up without stopping by holding the driver-s power window switch firmly up to the second detent. When the window reaches the top, hold the driver-s power window switch in the AUTO UP position for two seconds.
    NOTE
    If the power window does not work in AUTO, repeat the procedure.
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EVAPORATOR CORE:--

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  3. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable. Wait 3 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing any service.
  4. Properly discharge the air conditioning system.
  5. Disconnect and plug the air conditioning hoses at the evaporator.
  6. Remove the glove box.
  7. Cut the plastic cross brace in the glove box opening and discard it.

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    Fig. Plastic cross brace cut points



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    Fig. Removing the glove box frame

  8. Remove the bolts, screws and glove box frame.
  9. Remove the wire harness connectors. Disconnect the temperature sensor connector.
  10. Remove the screws, mounting nuts, bracket and the evaporator.

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    Fig. Evaporator case and related components



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    Fig. Evaporator and related components

  11. Remove the lid. Remove the filter. Remove the sensor from the fins.
  12. Remove the screws and carefully separate the upper housing from the lower housing. Remove the core.
  13. If necessary remove the expansion valve.

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2. Be sure to reinstall the temperature sensor bulb and clip in their original location.
  3. Be sure to use new O-rings, as required. Coat the O-rings with clean refrigerant oil prior to installation.
    WARNING
    If replacing the evaporator with a new one be sure to fill the unit with the proper grade and type refrigerant oil. Specification is 40ml.

  4. Properly recharge the air conditioning system.
    NOTE
    The power window reset procedure must be performed when disconnecting the battery, removing the No. 1 (20 amp) fuse in the passenger-s under dash fuse/relay box, disconnecting the 18P connector from the power window control unit, removing the window regulator, glass or glass run channel and disconnecting the driver-s door wire harness.

  5. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  6. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
  7. Move the driver-s power window all the way down by holding the driver-s power window switch firmly down to the second detent. When the window reaches the bottom, hold the driver-s power window switch in the AUTO DOWN position for two seconds.
  8. Move the driver-s power window all the way up without stopping by holding the driver-s power window switch firmly up to the second detent. When the window reaches the top, hold the driver-s power window switch in the AUTO UP position for two seconds.
    NOTE
    If the power window does not work in AUTO, repeat the procedure.
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Air Conditioning & Heater Unit


Removal & Installation




CAUTION
Be sure to review the SRS component locations before removing this component.


NOTE
Be sure that you have the anti-theft codes for the audio system and navigation system, if equipped. Record the audio presets.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  3. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable. Wait 3 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing any service.
  4. Drain the cooling system. Be sure to properly dispose of used coolant.
  5. Properly discharge the air condition system.
  6. Starting at the top, gently pull the center front covers out to detach the clips. Pull the cover out to detach the remaining clips. Remove the covers from both sides.

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    Fig. Center console cover removal points



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    Fig. Center console lower cover removal points-except heated seats



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    Fig. Center console lower cover removal points-heated seats

  7. If not equipped with heated seats, remove the coin pocket. Remove the center lower cover screws. Pull the cover out and detach the clips. Disconnect the electrical connectors. Remove the cover.
  8. If equipped with heated seats, remove the screws. Pull the cover out to detach the clips. Disconnect the electrical connectors. Remove the cover.
  9. Detach the clips and release the hooks. Remove the driver-s side console trim side panel. Remove the passenger-s side console trim panel.

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    Fig. Center console side trim panel removal points



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    Fig. Center console rear trim panel removal points



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    Fig. Center console removal points

  10. Starting at the top, pull out the console rear trim to detach the clips. Pull out the trim to detach the remaining clips.
  11. Disconnect the rear heater/AC passenger-s control panel connectors and accessory socket.
  12. If equipped, disconnect the rear entertainment system jack connector.
  13. Remove the console retaining bolts and clips. Disconnect the harness clip. Disconnect all connectors. Lift the console up and remove it from the vehicle.
  14. Disconnect the connector from the rear blower motor relay. Remove the bolts and bracket.
  15. Disconnect and plug the heater hoses.
  16. Remove the nuts at the evaporator suction line and the receiver line connections. Plug the lines.
  17. Disconnect the connector from the dashboard wire harness.
  18. Remove the mounting bolts. Remove the unit from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Rear heater/AC unit and related components


To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2. Be sure to use new O-rings, as required. Coat the O-rings with clean refrigerant oil prior to installation.
  3. If replacing the evaporator with a new one be sure to fill the unit with the proper grade and type refrigerant oil. Specification is 30 ml.
  4. Properly recharge the air conditioning system.
    WARNING
    Be sure to fill the cooling system with the proper grade and type engine coolant.


    NOTE
    The power window reset procedure must be performed when disconnecting the battery, removing the No. 1 (20 amp) fuse in the passenger-s under dash fuse/relay box, disconnecting the 18P connector from the power window control unit, removing the window regulator, glass or glass run channel and disconnecting the driver-s door wire harness.

  5. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  6. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
  7. Move the driver-s power window all the way down by holding the driver-s power window switch firmly down to the second detent. When the window reaches the bottom, hold the driver-s power window switch in the AUTO DOWN position for two seconds.
  8. Move the driver-s power window all the way up without stopping by holding the driver-s power window switch firmly up to the second detent. When the window reaches the top, hold the driver-s power window switch in the AUTO UP position for two seconds.
    NOTE
    If the power window does not work in AUTO, repeat the procedure.

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