Report: Map light dose not turn on when opening door
Honda Pilot Problem
Average Mileage: 103,475 mi (57,000 mi - 150,000 mi)
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.
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, 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, 130,000 mi
same thing. Is it the regular door switch or a special one?
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, 146,000 mi
2006 Pilot map lights burned out, but after replacing bulbs, the map lights work but only one comes on with door opening. Appears to be an electrical (wiring) problem.
Visitor, 2005 Honda Pilot, 75,000 mi
both dome lights would not come on when door opened. Removed assembly and switches and cleaned the connections and got one of them working. moved switch from working side to other side and other side started to work so I think one of the switches is bad. You can buy them individually from mouser elctronics (alps SPED210200)
Replaced the bulb but still no map light. Works on right side but quit working in '08 on lefthand side. Fuse is good because it works on the righthand side. Any suggestions beside going to the dealership?