2004 ACCORD DOME LIGHT

  • Tiny
  • username2
  • 2005 Honda Accord
  • 4 CYL
  • 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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Monday, December 27th, 2010 AT 7:03 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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Check the door switch.

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Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 AT 5:42 PM
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Hello, KHLow2008, thank you for the response. Can you provide further details - where would I find the door switch?

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Monday, January 3rd, 2011 AT 4:49 PM
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Never mind, I found a video online that describes where/how. Thank yoU!

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Monday, January 3rd, 2011 AT 4:55 PM
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Have you fixed the problem?

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Monday, January 3rd, 2011 AT 7:53 PM
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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?

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 AT 12:27 AM
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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.

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 AT 2:26 PM
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Thank very much much!

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 AT 11:59 PM
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You're welcome.

Have a nice day.

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Friday, January 7th, 2011 AT 1:49 PM
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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.

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Saturday, August 11th, 2012 AT 2:33 PM

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