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Honda CR-V Tailgate Light on Dash May Filcker

Honda CR-V Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Average Mileage: 91,135 mi (10,000 mi - 198,509 mi)


A maladjusted tailgate or tailgate switch can cause the rear tailgate light on the dash to flicker when driving. Adjusting the door and or switch will address this concern.

  •  Rookie

    I had this same problem after a long trip. The fix was very simple actually. I noticed the screw on the rear latch had worked it's way loose. I fixed it with a simple Phillips Head screw driver and just tightened it up.

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  • Visitor, , 77,831 mi

    Rear dome light and dashboard light flicker telling me that the tailgate is open.

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  • Visitor, , 53,000 mi

    Rear hatch light flickers when driving. Cannot lock doors with key fob due to "mistaken" rear hatch window open. Must use key to lock doors because of this problem

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  • Visitor, , 84,500 mi

    Can't lock doors with remote because tailgate sensor is on even though door is closed, not fixed yet. Sensor light flickers on/off when driving

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  • Visitor, , 95,000 mi

    We bought the car used and everything worked fine. Just yesterday the tail "idiot" light would not go off. We discovered that it would go off if the latch was pushed in all the way. Then we noticed that the latch was something had been taped to it. So we decided to try attaching little sponge-pads to it. (Bought at any department store or hardware store. We used the ones that are about the same circumference as a pencil eraser and about 1/8 of an inch thickness.) It took three of the little pads piled on each other to get the light to go off. I put a fourth on for good measure. But problem solved. None of the screws in the area of the latch were loose at all. I'm keeping a stash of these little pads in the door of the CR-V for future use as I expect they will fall off or get too squished eventually.

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  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    Tailgate light, dash light, alarm all come on erratically, and interior light doesn't work.

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  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    rear door light flickers on the dash

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  • Visitor, , 77,000 mi

    Hatch idot light flashes while driving. Can't use fob to lock the doors until I go to the hatch door, open it and close it.

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    tailgate light on the dash to flicker when driving

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  • Visitor, , 198,509 mi

    Tailgate light on dash flickers, causing power locking system not to work (manually or by key fob). Pushing in the latch at the back makes the light go off. Tightening the three screws on the door didn't help. Cut out adhesive sponge pads, to measure.. problem now resolved.

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