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2004 DOME LIGHT

2005 Honda Accord • 4 cylinder Automatic • 68,000 miles

I have a Honda Accord 2005, 4-cyl, 4-door, map lights (moonroof). The left most map light went out recently when car is opened. You can manually turn it on and off. I replaced the bulb. Worked once or twice, no longer works. Right one still works when car door is opened. What could be wrong with the one on the left? (Note: dealership recently had to replace a fuse for the external power in the dash/console as it no longer worked).
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Username2
December 27, 2010.




Check the door switch.
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KHLow2008
Jan 2, 2011.
Hello, KHLow2008, thank you for the response. Can you provide further details - where would I find the door switch?

Thanks!

Tiny
Username2
Jan 3, 2011.
Never mind, I found a video online that describes where/how. Thank yoU!

Tiny
Username2
Jan 3, 2011.
Have you fixed the problem?

KHLow2008
Jan 3, 2011.
Hi again,
It seems to have fixed itself. No explanation. I did locate the door switch as you suggested and pressed on the covering just to see. After that I noticed the light did work when I opened the door. Not sure if it was just a loose connection perhaps, that fixed itself when I was investigating the switch?

Tiny
Username2
Jan 4, 2011.
There is a possibility the switch was stuck in off position and manually pressing the switch made it turn on again.

Remove the switch and check for signs of rust. That would cause intermittent malfunctionings.

KHLow2008
Jan 4, 2011.
Thank very much much!

Tiny
Username2
Jan 4, 2011.
You're welcome.

Have a nice day.

KHLow2008
Jan 7, 2011.
I have exactly the same problem as originally described by the first poster. However, the mechanic said that the drivers side light has a problem with the ground connection. When he puts a screw driver between the light connector and the assembly he is able to turn the light on and off. He doesn't think it has anything to do with the door switch. Any ideas regarding this would be greatly appreciated.

Tiny
Michaelmiles10
Aug 11, 2012.

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