Download 2018 Honda Pilot Roof Rails Installation Instructions – 1. Remove the left roof molding (one hook and two clips). 2. Open the tailgate. Using a plastic trim tool, release the left tailgate hinge cover extension (one clip and one pin). NOTE: Do not remove the tailgate hinge cover extension. 3. Close the tailgate halfway. Gently pry up on the rear edge of the left tailgate hinge cover (two retaining tabs and release the two hooks). Do not reuse the left tailgate hinge cover. 4. Remove the two clips from the two stud bolts on the roof. 5. Install the left tailgate hinge cover onto the stud bolt.
6. Open the tailgate. Reinstall the left tailgate hinge cover extension to the left tailgate hinge cover with one clip and one pin. 7. While wearing eye protection, use a reciprocating saw to cut the left roof molding at the measurement shown. If the vehicle is equipped with the roof molding cap that has a removable clip, continue with step 8; if not, go to step 9. With removable clip 8. Remove the clip and install the new clip into the left roof molding cap as shown. NOTE: Make sure to install the new clip in the correct orientation.