Map light dose not turn on when opening door on Honda Pilot

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.

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Average mileage: 96,278 (27,500–165,000)
6 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, more2010, 2011
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2006 Honda Pilot63,000
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.
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2007 Honda Pilot165,000
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.
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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.
2005 Honda Pilot135,000
Map light doesnt come on when opening the door - but goes one if you turn it on manually..
2006 Honda Pilot62,000
drivers side map light does not come on when you open the door. Have to be pushed manually
2006 Honda Pilot120,000
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.
2006 Honda Pilot91,000
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 ( Honda does not seem to sell the switch as a stand-alone item--only as an assembly.
2007 Honda Pilot70,000
Cleaned ports and Switched the switches now 1 Is still not lighting. Going to replace the switch. Hope that fixes it.
2007 Honda Pilot135,000
All of a sudden the driver side map light failed when door opened etc. It will turn on when pushed but one must remember that is has been pushed. Have not addressed it with Honda Dealer as they will say it isn't covered since it is part of the premium package.(just like the navigation dvd unit that corrupts the discs and causes failures)
2006 Honda Pilot110,000
map light won't go on when driver side or passenger side door is opened.
2008 Honda Pilot102,000
Map lights won't come on when door opens. Now drivers side won't even come on when light is pushed
Light does not turn when i open doors.
2008 Honda Pilot85,000
It hasn't been fixed yet
2005 Honda Pilot148,000
Map light would not turn on. Replaced bulb.
Had the same problem with my map light in my 2007 Pilot. Ordered the replacement SPED210200 switches from Mouser Electronics. Problem solved. Thanks for the advice and guidance. Saved me $400 my Dealer wanted to replace the entire assembly. My cost was $11.43 and I got 2 spare switches. Rick Flowers Harrisburg, PA
2008 Honda Pilot76,000
Same problem - drivers side map light doesn't come on with door open , but does come on when you push switch. Haven't fixed it yet but I see I'm not the only one with this problem.
2008 Honda Pilot60,000
Map light on driver's side does not come on when door is opened. Does work when pushed manually. Has not been fixed yet.
My car recently showed problem with right map light not working with door open but worked fine pushing the map dome switch. After reading several posts pointing to the map light switch, I pried the clear lens and pushed the switch base with the same small screwdriver with taped the tip I used to remove lens. Light is working fine now with door open; hope it stays the same but at least fix is easy.
Driver side map light does not go on when door is open. Passenger side map light is on. Very annoying for a vehicle that is well taken care of with low mileage. Ordered from mouser electronics part name:alps SPED210200. Looks like a push button switch. I replaced the driver side map light switch with the new one, alps SPED210200, and amazingly the light now works when the door is open. The switch cost a total of 0.86. I bought two just in case the other one fail too. It cost only $1.72. The bad thing is the shipping cost nearly $7.00 to ship. Unbelievably my local Honda dealer/service quoted me $185.00 to replace the whole map light console which doesn't make sense. This whole thing cost me $10 to resolve my map light issue.
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