This problem occurred at the 30,000 mile mark. There is apparently a problem with the printed circuit board for the dashboard lights. A third party repair shop apparently put a clamp on the part of the printed circuit board which was separating, and I've never had the problem since. It cost over $300 for this repair.
My instrument panel lights go out EVERY day/night. If my car is cool then my lights come on when I start the car, I always drive with my lights on, after a few miles the instument lights just shut off. I bought the car this last winter and did not notice a problem and then the warmer weather came and I noticed it. I originally thought something was loose. Now it is cold outside and they stay on for longer period of time but still go out. I did some research and this is evidently is a common problem. It is a safety issue when you can not see how fast you are driving and I wonder why they has not been a recall?!?
Instrument panel light(s) have been out for some time. You have to take off the whole panel to replace bulbs. Haven't done that, but I've gotten very good at judging speed after dark. It does come on rarely, so it might be a loose connection instead of a bulb burned out. You'd think Honda could have made it easier to replace a bulb or check a connection in the instrument panel. Problem started around 40,000 miles.