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I replaced front pads on my 03 EXL with Honda pads. It came with 6 clips. 4 of them go on each end of the pad as shown in this diagram, parts 15,16,17 & 18.http://www.hondapartsnow.com/diagrams/large/front-brake-462219.png

But there were 2 smaller clips, shown in middle of diagram, not labeled.

I did not see these when I pulled my old pads off. Are these 2 clips necessary and if so, where do they go?
 

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these go in the tracks in the caliper frame, no on the pads

I replaced front pads on my 03 EXL with Honda pads. It came with 6 clips. 4 of them go on each end of the pad as shown in this diagram, parts 15,16,17 & 18.http://www.hondapartsnow.com/diagrams/large/front-brake-462219.png

But there were 2 smaller clips, shown in middle of diagram, not labeled.

I did not see these when I pulled my old pads off. Are these 2 clips necessary and if so, where do they go?
Those clips fit in the tracks the pads slide on (in the caliper flame itself)..

You will see these parts shown twice, the lower one shown where they go..
 

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http://www.hondapartsnow.com/diagrams/large/front-brake-462219.png
But there were 2 smaller clips, shown in middle of diagram, not labeled.
I did not see these when I pulled my old pads off. Are these 2 clips necessary and if so, where do they go?
Are these the two clips within item number 8, brake pads? If so, these are the wear sensors. They are not required but are supposed to scrape the rotor and make an annoying scrape sound when the pads wear too low.
On my original pads that came on the new van, the sensors did not make any sound when the pads were worn. So my sensors did not work. If the wear sensors were not on the old pads, maybe they were not installed last time. Missing sensors do not interefere with function but would have to check pad thickness from time to time. I have to anyway since the original pad wear sensors did not work at all. Thanks, Honda.
Here is a video which shows the wear sensors on the inner pad.
YouTube - ‪Tutorial on how to change brake pads on 2003 Honda Pilot‬‏
 

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Thanks for the help. I usually rotate my own tires, so I always check the pads to see how they are even though I did not put the wear sensors on.
 

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I watched the video but didn't notice any lubrication. The caliper slide pins were almost dry when I did mine recently. The pads also need to slide and require proper lubrication. Permatex synthetic brake component lubrication is what I use. Do the job right or....
 
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