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INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS
Accessory Application
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AII 46393
REMOTE CONTROL
ENGINE STARTER
2012 PILOT
AUG 2011
PARTS LIST
Remote Control Engine Starter Unit Kit
P/N 08E91-E22-101A
Transmitter
Control unit
Antenna
Key ring
Protective tape
Caution label
Fuse label
Accessory Users
Information Manual
Quick start guide
Remote Control Engine Starter Attachment Kit
P/N 08E92-SZA-100
Engine starter harness
Control unit bracket
Template
2 Relays
Flange nut
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Ground bolt
16 Wire ties
Long wire tie
5 Urethane tapes
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES REQUIRED
Flat-tip screwdriver
Phillips screwdriver
Small flat-tip screwdriver
Ratchet
8 mm and10 mm Sockets
Combination wrench
Isopropyl alcohol
Shop towel
Tape measure
Scissors
Small rubber mallet
Honda Diagnostic System (HDS)
Masking tape
Needle nose pliers
Plastic trim tool
T/N SILTRIMTL 10
Illustration of the Engine Starter Installed in the
Vehicle
INSTALLATION
NOTE: This antenna should be installed only if the
ambient air temperature is 15C (60F) or above.
1. Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the audio
unit, then write down the radio station presets.
2. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
Customer Information: The information in this
installation instruction is intended for use only by skilled
technicians who have the proper tools, equipment, and
training to correctly and safely add equipment to your
vehicle. These procedures should not be attempted by
do-it-yourselfers.
792001AY
FUSE CASES
(3A, 3A, 40A)
ENGINE STARTER
HARNESS
ANTENNA
CONTROL
UNIT
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Setting the Control Unit
3. Touch the metal part of the screwdriver to any metal
part of the vehicle to discharge any static electricity.
4. Check the settings of the switches on the control
unit.
NOTE:
The switches must be set before the control unit
is plugged in.
If a switch setting is not correct, the remote
engine starter will not operate properly.
If you change the switch settings with the unit
connected, you must disconnect the unit, then
reconnect it before the new settings are
recognized.
5. Using a small flat-tip screwdriver, set the switches on
the control unit as shown.
7D2550AK
CONTROL
UNIT
SMALL
FLAT-TIP
SCREW-
DRIVER
Discharge any
static electricity.
SET
SWITCHES
SW:1 RR Junction unit -----------------------> OFF
SW:2 Trunk or Tailgate ----------------------> OFF
SW:3 Smart Entry -----------------------------> OFF
SW:4 Horn or Buzzer Answerback ------> OFF
SW:5 Trunk Main SW -------------------------> OFF
SW:6 Reserve ----------------------------------> ON
SWITCHES
6. Using isopropyl alcohol on a shop towel, clean the
area where the protective tape will attach. Remove
the adhesive backing from the protective tape, and
attach the protective tape to the control unit over the
switches.
Removing the Vehicle Parts
7. Using a plastic trim tool, disengage the eight
retaining tabs and remove the left and right lenses
from the roof console.
772505AS
CONTROL
UNIT
SWITCHES
PROTECTIVE
TAPE
ADHESIVE
BACKING
Clean with
isopropyl alcohol.
700602BB
ROOF
CONSOLE
RIGHT
LENS
4 RETAINING
TABS
LEFT
LENS
4 RETAINING
TABS
PLASTIC TRIM
TOOL
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8. Open the sunglass holder.
9. Remove the roof console (two black screws, two
silver screws, and unplug the vehicle connectors).
10. Rotate the two sunvisor holders 45, then remove
them.
700603BB
ROOF
CONSOLE
SUNGLASS
HOLDER
Open.
VEHICLE
CONNECTOR
2 SCREWS
(Black)
2 SCREWS
(Silver)
700215BE
SUNVISOR
HOLDER
Turn.
SUNVISOR
HOLDERS
11. Pivot down the left sunvisor.
12. Locate the slot in the sunvisor holder, and insert a
flat-tip screwdriver into the slot. Push in and hold the
retaining tab.
13. While holding the retaining tab, push up on the left
sunvisor and rotate it towards the door to remove the
sunvisor. Unplug the vanity mirror light connector.
If the retaining tab did not stay pushed in, return the
left sunvisor to its original position and repeat steps
11 through 13.
840902AY
LEFT
SUNVISOR
Turn rearward.
Push upward.
FLAT-TIP
SCREWDRIVER
HOLDER
Push and hold the
retaining tab.
Rotate
towards
the door.
VANITY
MIRROR
LIGHT
CONNECTOR
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14. Using a plastic trim tool, open the lid in the left
A-pillar trim (two retaining tabs).
15. Remove the bolt from the left A-pillar trim.
16. Pull away the weatherstrip and remove the left
A-pillar trim (one clip).
17. Pull off the weatherstrip, then remove the left side
dashboard cover (seven retaining tabs).
792203AE
LEFT
A-PILLAR TRIM
LID
RETAINING
TABS
BOLT
CLIP
WEATHERSTRIP
Pull away.
LEFT
A-PILLAR TRIM
792403CE
LEFT SIDE
DASHBOARD
COVER
7 RETAINING
TABS
WEATHERSTRIP
Pull away.
18. Move the shift lever to D by pressing down on the
shift lock release with the ignition key. Remove the
left side center panel (eight clips and unplug the
vehicle connectors).
19. Remove the drivers dashboard lower cover
(12 clips, one self-tapping screw and unplug the
vehicle connectors). Remove the A/C sensor
(two retaining tabs).
792808AE
LEFT SIDE
CENTER
PANEL
VEHICLE
CONNECTOR
IGNITION KEY
SHIFT
LEVER
8 CLIPS
VEHICLE
CONNECTOR
(If equipped)
792205CE
12 CLIPS
SELF-TAPPING
SCREW
DRIVERS
DASHBOARD
LOWER COVER
A/C SENSOR
VEHICLE
CONNECTOR
A/C SENSOR
2 RETAINING
TABS
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20. Lower the tilt lever and pull the steering wheel out.
21. Remove the upper steering column cover:
Remove the two self-tapping screws.
Push the upper cover inward at the areas shown
to release the four retaining tabs.
22. Remove the lower steering column cover (two self-
tapping screws and one screw).
792404CE
UPPER
STEERING
COLUMN
COVER
SELF-TAPPING
SCREWS
TILT LEVER
Push.
4 RETAINING
TABS
792405AE
LOWER
STEERING
COLUMN
COVER
SELF-TAPPING
SCREWS
SCREW
Routing the Engine Starter Harness
23. Attach the 40A fuse label to the engine starter
harness fuse block at the position shown.
24. Attach the 3A fuse label to the engine starter
harness fuse block at the position shown.
25. Install the two relays to the engine starter harness
relay blocks.
840903AY
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
FUSE BLOCK
FUSE LABEL
(3A)
FUSE LABEL
(40A)
792003BY
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
RELAY
BLOCK
RELAYS
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26. Plug the engine starter harness 28-pin connector
into the control unit.
27. Install the control unit bracket to the control unit.
792004AY
CONTROL
UNIT
28-PIN
CONNNECTOR
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
792005AY
CONTROL
UNIT
CONTROL
UNIT
BRACKET
28. Secure the control unit to the vehicle bracket with a
6 mm flange nut.
792401CY
FLANGE NUT,
6 mm
CONTROL
UNIT
STEERING
SHAFT
STEERING
WHEEL
CONTROL
UNIT
STEERING
SHAFT
VEHICLE
BRACKET
CONTROL
UNIT
BRACKET
VEHICLE
BRACKET
Hold against
the brackets.
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29. Install the engine starter harness fuse block clip on
the control unit bracket.
30. Install the engine starter harness clip on the vehicle
bracket.
792402AY
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
CONTROL
UNIT
BRACKET
FUSE BLOCK
CLIP
792403AY
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
VEHICLE
BRACKET
CLIP
31. Route the engine starter harness relay block toward
the right side of the vehicle.
32. Install the engine starter harness relay block on the
vehicle relay block.
33. Remove the blue tape from the vehicle 4-pin
connector. Plug the engine starter harness 4-pin
connector to the vehicle 4-pin connector.
792404AY
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
VEHICLE
RELAY BLOCK
RELAY
BLOCK
792501AY
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
4-PIN CONNECTOR
BLUE TAPE
Remove.
VEHICLE
4-PIN
CONNECTOR
(White)
STEERING
WHEEL
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34. Secure the 4-pin connector to the vehicle harness
with one wire tie.
35. Align the green-tape on the engine starter harness
with the vehicle clip. Secure the engine starter
harness to the vehicle harness with one wire tie.
792502AY
WIRE TIE
VEHICLE
HARNESS
4-PIN CONNECTORS
792503BY
WIRE TIE
VEHICLE
HARNESS
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
VEHICLE
CLIP
GREEN
TAPE
FUSE
BOX
36. Locate and remove the blue tape from the vehicle
2-pin connectors (white), and unplug the vehicle
2-pin connectors as shown.
37. Plug the engine starter harness 2-pin connectors to
the vehicle 2-pin connectors as shown.
38. Route the engine starter harness 2-pin connectors
behind the fuse box as shown.
7D0701BE
STEERING
SHAFT
VEHICLE 2-PIN
CONNECTORS
(White) FUSE BOX
BLUE
TAPE
792706BY
ENGINE STARTER
HARNESS
2-PIN
CONNECTORS
VEHICLE
2-PIN
CONNECTORS
FUSE
BOX
STEERING
SHAFT
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39. Secure the 2-pin connectors to the vehicle harness
with one wire tie.
40. Cut a urethane tape into two equal parts, and cut a
10 mm piece from one part, as shown.
41. Clean the vehicle bracket surface with isopropyl
alcohol where the urethane tape will attach. Attach
the 10 mm piece of urethane tape to the vehicle
bracket as shown.
792707EY
VEHICLE
HARNESS
WIRE TIE
2-PIN
CONNECTORS
ENGINE STARTER
HARNESS
FUSE
BOX
STEERING
SHAFT
7D2401AB
PARKING BRAKE
LEVER
VEHICLE
BRACKET
URETHANE
TAPE
10 mm
URETHANE
TAPE
42. Route the engine starter harness ground terminal as
shown.
43. Remove the vehicle bolt near the parking brake
lever, and discard it. Install the engine starter
harness ground terminal with the ground bolt from
the kit.
44. Secure the engine starter harness to the vehicle
harness with two loosely installed wire ties.
792708BY
VEHICLE
BOLT
Discard.
ENGINE STARTER
HARNESS GROUND
TERMINAL
PARKING
BRAKE
LEVER
FUSE
BOX
GROUND
BOLT
792709BY
WIRE TIES
Loosely installed.
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
VEHICLE
HARNESS
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45. Route the engine starter harness 5-pin connector to
the ignition switch.
46. Unplug the vehicle 12-pin connector, and plug it into
the engine starter harness 12-pin connector. Plug
the remaining engine starter harness 12-pin
connector into the turn signal switch.
792601BY
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
IGNITION
SWITCH
5-PIN
CONNECTOR
792701AY
VEHICLE
12-PIN
CONNECTOR
BODY
SWITCH
12-PIN
CONNECTORS
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
TURN
SIGNAL
SWITCH
47. Unplug the vehicle 8-pin connector, and plug it into
the engine starter harness 8-pin connector. Plug the
remaining engine starter harness 8-pin connector
into the wiper switch.
48. Route the engine starter harness into the harness
case.
792702AY
8-PIN
CONNECTORS
VEHICLE
8-PIN
CONNECTOR
BODY
SWITCH
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
WIPER
SWITCH
792703AY
HARNESS
CASE
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
FRONT
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49. Secure the 12-pin and 8-pin connectors to the
harness case with two wire ties.
792704BY
FRONT
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
HARNESS
CASE
WIRE TIES
8-PIN
CONNECTORS
12-PIN
CONNECTORS
50. Unplug the vehicle 5-pin connector from the ignition
switch, and plug the engine starter harness 5-pin
connector into the ignition switch.
51. Plug the engine starter harness 5-pin connector into
the vehicle 5-pin connector.
NOTE: Make sure the engine starter harness 5-pin
connector is connected securely. A loose connection
can cause engine stalling.
52. Wrap one urethane tape around the 5-pin
connectors.
792602CY
Connector unlock
Push. Pull.
Push.
Connector lock
1 2
3
1
2
VEHICLE
5-PIN
CONNECTOR
5-PIN
CONNECTOR
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
URETHANE
TAPE
5-PIN
CONNECTOR
5-PIN
CONNECTOR
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53. Secure the 5-pin connectors in between the vehicle
harness and the engine starter harness with one
long wire tie.
54. Unplug the vehicle 7-pin connector from the ignition
switch, and plug the engine starter harness 7-pin
connectors to the ignition switch and to the vehicle
7-pin connector.
792603DY
5-PIN
CONNECTOR
VEHICLE
HARNESS
LONG
WIRE TIE
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
5-PIN
CONNECTOR
VEHICLE
HARNESS
LONG
WIRE TIE
CROSS
SECTION
792604DY
VEHICLE
7-PIN
CONNECTOR
IGNITION
SWITCH
7-PIN
CONNECTOR
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
7-PIN
CONNECTOR
55. Secure the engine starter harness to the vehicle
harness with one wire tie as shown.
56. Adjust the steering wheel in, out, up, and down while
you check the engine starter harness routing. If the
harness is rubbing against the steering column
bracket, check the installation and position of the
wire ties installed in steps 53 and 55.
792705CY
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
VEHICLE
HARNESS
IGNITION SWITCH
WIRE
TIE
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Antenna Installation
57. Using two needle nose pliers, bend the antenna
plate according to the drawing shown,
58. Starting at the antenna end of the cable, wrap three
urethane tapes around the antenna cable at the
measurements shown.
792710AY
ANTENNA
PLATE
13 mm
8 mm
SCALE
NEEDLE NOSE
PLIERS
701015AB
ANTENNA
40 mm
40
mm
410 mm
ANTENNA
CABLE
URETHANE
TAPE
59. Using scissors, cut out the template.
60. Align the template with edge of the black ceramic
paint as shown, then secure the template to the
windshield with masking tape.
7209041K
Cut out.
TEMPLATE
Cut out.
6N3002AK
BLACK
CERAMIC
PAINT
FRONT
WINDOW
MASKING
TAPES
TEMPLATE
MIRROR
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61. Using isopropyl alcohol on a shop towel, clean the
area where the antenna will attach. Allow to dry
before proceeding.
62. Remove the adhesive backing from the antenna,
insert the antenna plate behind the headliner, and
attach the antenna to the windshield.
63. Remove the template.
64. Route the antenna cable to the left side of the
vehicle, and push it behind the headliner as shown.
Be careful not to crease the headliner.
6N3004BK
TEMPLATE
HEADLINER
ADHESIVE
BACKING
ANTENNA
PLATE
6N30050K
ANTENNA
CABLE
HEADLINER
65. Clean the vehicle panel surface with isopropyl
alcohol where the urethane tape will attach. Secure
the antenna cable to the vehicle panel with one half
of the urethane tape that you cut into two in step 40.
Be careful not to crease the headliner.
66. Clean the vehicle panel surface where the urethane
tape will attach with isopropyl alcohol. Secure the
antenna cable to the vehicle panel with the
remaining part of the urethane tape you cut in step
40. Be careful not to crease the headliner.
701016BB
ANTENNA
CABLE
VEHICLE
PANEL
URETHANE TAPE
1/2 of urethane
tape cut in step 40.
HEADLINER
URETHANE TAPE
701017BB
ANTENNA
CABLE
VEHICLE
PANEL
URETHANE
TAPE
Leftover urethane tape
from step 40.
HEADLINER
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67. Route the antenna cable along the left A-pillar.
Secure the antenna cable to the vehicle harness with
four wire ties as shown.
68. Secure the antenna cable to the vehicle harness with
one wire tie.
792711AY
ANTENNA
CABLE
VEHICLE
HARNESS
WIRE TIES
LEFT
A-PILLAR
700101AY
ANTENNA
CABLE
VEHICLE
HARNESS
WIRE TIE
DRIVERS
DASHBOARD
COVER
OPENING
69. Route the antenna cable along the engine starter
harness. Secure the antenna cable to the vehicle
harness with the two wire ties that were loosely
installed in step 44.
70. Route the antenna cable terminal toward the right
side of the vehicle, and plug it into the control unit as
shown.
700102BY
ANTENNA
CABLE
VEHICLE
HARNESS
WIRE TIES
FUSE
BOX
700103AY
ANTENNA
CABLE
CONTROL
UNIT
ANTENNA
CABLE
TERMINAL
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71. Secure the engine starter harness and antenna
cable with one wire tie as shown.
72. Bundle the excess antenna cable. Secure the
antenna cable to the engine starter harness with two
wire ties.
73. Using isopropyl alcohol on a shop towel, clean the
hood where the caution label will attach.
74. Attach the caution label to the hood in the area
shown.
75. Check that all wire harnesses and cables are routed
properly and that all connectors are plugged in.
76. Reinstall all removed parts. Check that all clips and
other fasteners are installed securely.
700104AY
ENGINE
STARTER
HARNESS
ANTENNA
CABLE
WIRE TIE
WIRE TIES ANTENNA CABLE
Bundle the excess.
7D0702AE
HOOD
CAUTION
LABEL
ADHESIVE
BACKING
77. Reconnect the negative cable to the battery.
Check that the electrical accessory and other
electrical systems function properly.
78. Enter the customers audio unit anti-theft code and
reset the radio station presets.
79. Reset the clock on models without navigation.
80. Do the REMOTE ENGINE STARTER
REGISTRATION and FUNCTION CHECK.
REMOTE ENGINE STARTER REGISTRATION
1. Acquire the PCM code from the Interactive Network.
2. Connect the HDS tester to the OBD II data link
connector, then turn the ignition switch to ON (II).
3. Turn on the HDS, and click the car icon.
4. Input the VIN and other required information into the
HDS, then click the check button.
CAR ICON
752502AS
CHECK BUTTON
Input the VIN and other
required information.
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5. Select Honda Systems, then click the check button.
6. Select R/C ENG STARTER, and click the check
button.
752503AS
CHECK BUTTON
Select
Honda Systems.
752504AS
CHECK BUTTON
Select
R/C ENG STARTER.
7. A REMARKS message will display. Click on the
check button.
8. Select REGISTER REMOTE CONTROL ENGINE
STARTER UNIT, then click the check button.
752505AS
CHECK BUTTON
REMARKS message
752506AS
CHECK BUTTON
Select
REGISTER REMOTE CONTROL
ENGINE STARTER UNIT.
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9. The following message will display: Obtain PCM-
code (IMMOBILIZER PCM CODE) from iN. This
vehicles VIN will be required to obtain the
password. (USA). Click on the check button.
10. Input the PCM code, then click the check button.
NOTE: To ensure security, the PCM code
(password) is changed everyday, so it is impossible
to register the remote control engine starter if the
dates of the PCM code acquisition and registration
are different. The date of the HDS tester should also
match.
752507AS
CHECK BUTTON
Obtain PCM-code message
752509AS
CHECK BUTTON
Input the PCM Code.
11. The following message will display: The
registration of the Remote Control Engine
Starter Unit has been completed. Click on the
check button.
12. The following message will display: Check that the
engine can be started by the Transmitter. Click on
the check button.
13. Perform the FUNCTION CHECK on the next page,
then disconnect the HDS.
752510AS
CHECK BUTTON
The registration of the Remote Control
Engine Starter Unit has been completed.
752511AS
CHECK BUTTON
Check that the engine can be started by
the Transmitter.
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FUNCTION CHECK
Operating Conditions
Hood is closed.
Shift lever is in park.
The key is not in the ignition switch.
All doors and tailgate are closed and locked.
Inspection
1. Press the command button on the transmitter and, within 1 second,
press the start button. The engine should start if all operating
conditions are met.
Does the engine start?
2. Press the command button on the transmitter and, within 1 second,
press the stop button. The engine should stop.
Does the engine stop?
3. After the engine has stopped, start the engine again, and check that
the engine stops after each of the following conditions:
Yes - Operation is normal.
No:
Make sure all operating conditions are met.
Check the engine starter harness connections.
Connect the HDS and check for an indicated failure.
(Refer to the appropriate service manual for details.)
Yes - Operation is normal.
No - Check the engine starter harness connections.
732904AY
DISPLAY
STOP
BUTTON
COMMAND
BUTTON
START
BUTTON
TRANSMITTER
NOTE: After each test the ignition key must be cycled, or the drivers door must be opened and closed
Move the shift lever out of the P position.
Unlock or open the doors or the tailgate.
Open the hood.
Insert the key in the ignition switch.
Press on the brake pedal.
Does the engine stop after each of these tests?
4. Check that the power windows and the moon roof do not function when the engine is started with the transmitter.
5. Press the command button on the transmitter two times and check the vehicle condition on the display.
6. Check the operation of the transmitter when the vehicle is 100 m to 150 m (325 to 490 ft.) away, and in direct sight.
Yes - Operation is normal.
No - Check the engine starter harness connections.
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How to Program an Additional Transmitter
1. Connect the HDS to the data link connector.
2. Start the HDS and click on the car icon.
3. Input the vehicles VIN and other required
information.
4. Select Honda Systems.
5. Select R/C Engine Starter.
6. Select REGISTER NEW TRANSMITTER.
7. When Ready to program the new transmitter
shows, select ENTER.
8. Press and release the Command button.
9. Press and release the Stop button.
10. Perform the function check on both transmitters.
NOTE: Only 2 remotes can be stored in the systems
memory.