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Honda Pilot Map light dose not turn on when opening door

Honda Pilot Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Average Mileage: 96,950 mi (27,500 mi - 165,000 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, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 135,000 mi

    Map light doesnt come on when opening the door - but goes one if you turn it on manually..

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  • Visitor, , 62,000 mi

    drivers side map light does not come on when you open the door. Have to be pushed manually

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  • Visitor,

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 91,000 mi

    light went out on left side also

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  •  Rookie

    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.

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  • Visitor,

    Light does not turn when i open doors.

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  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    It hasn't been fixed yet

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