Map light will not turn on when opening drivers or passengers door. Caused by a faulty door switch. Requires replacement of door switch on side of non operation.Google+
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Honda Pilot Map light dose not turn on when opening door
Honda Pilot Problem
Average Mileage: 103,984 mi (57,000 mi - 165,000 mi)
Visitor, 2006 Honda Pilot, 63,000 mi
Drivers side map light does not come on when the door is opened but will turn on with the switch. I took the assembly down and did some trouble shooting with a friend that knows more than I do about these things. We took the switch from the other side and attached to the drivers side and it worked correctly so we determined that the switch was bad. Honda wanted to replace the whole assembly which is over $150.00. The switch that another visitor advised about the (mouser electronics (alps SPED210200) looks exactly like it so I am going to do some more research to make sure it is the same thing and also going to check at the Honda dealer but I am sure that they probably do not have or will not get one for me. It is much easier to sell the whole unit for big money.
I called Mouser Electronics and was helped by technical support. He asked me to send some pictures of the switch, which I did, and he told me everything was the same as their SPED210200 switch. I ordered and received 2 as I wanted a spare if it worked. They were $1.84 each and $4.99 for shipping a total of $8.67. I installed them last weekend and the problem was solved. I checked with Honda and the housing assembly was $51.00 + tax if I installed it a savings of about $45.00. The switch is the problem and it is not hard to change out.
Visitor, 2005 Honda Pilot, 135,000 mi
Map light doesnt come on when opening the door - but goes one if you turn it on manually..
Visitor, 2007 Honda Pilot, 165,000 mi
Left-hand map light no longer comes on when door is opened. Right-hand map light does. Also, three non-consecutive ac control lights (of six total lights) no longer illuminate when headlights are on.
Visitor, 2006 Honda Pilot
Same problem. Rear interior lights come on when door is opened but not the map lights. It was just the driver side but now it is both. Cleaned swith, no effect. Anyway, if switch was bad, the rear interior lights would not come on either.
Visitor, 2006 Honda Pilot, 120,000 mi
I had the problem with the light not coming on when door opened. I took the swith assembly out and then popped the switch for the faulty light out and cleaned the contacts - the center one was obviously discolored. Put it back together and it worked fine.
Visitor, 2006 Honda Pilot, 62,000 mi
drivers side map light does not come on when you open the door. Have to be pushed manually
Visitor, 2006 Honda Pilot, 91,000 mi
light went out on left side also
I have replaced a map light and now it stays on permanently. Your problem seems to be the opposite. I traced my problem to a defective switch. It's an Alps SPED210200, but I can't find it online from any site, but one that wants to charge a $35 minimum (onlinecomponents.com). Honda does not seem to sell the switch as a stand-alone item--only as an assembly.
Visitor, 2005 Honda Pilot
I, like numerous posters encountered the non-working dome light. After reading several fixes I tried a different approach: I used a very high quality contact cleaner called DeoxIT D5. After removing the bulb I sprayed the contacts, the contact ends of the bulb and gave the switch a good shot on the side and on the plastic off/on shaft (which I then worked up and down several times.) I let it all sit for about 10 minutes and then re-installed the bulb. It works like new and the best is no parts purchased! Give it a shot.
Visitor, 2007 Honda Pilot
lights won't turn on when you open the door