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: 94,687 (11,000–200,000)
8 model years affected: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, more2008, 2010, 2011, 2015
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2005 Honda Pilot135,000
Map light doesnt come on when opening the door - but goes one if you turn it on manually..
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.
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.
Both map lights stopped working when you open the door and will not even turn on when you turn it on manually. The rear interior lights come on but not the map lights.
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.
2007 Honda Pilot35,000
Front map lights on both sides do not come on when the doors are open. They work when they are pushed, but not when the doors are opened.
2006 Honda Pilot62,000
drivers side map light does not come on when you open the door. Have to be pushed manually
2011 Honda Pilot50,000
Front dome lights will not come on any more when door is open.. Second and third row dome lights works fine..
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.
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
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
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.
2008 Honda Pilot113,000
Both map light did not come on when opening the door while rest of the other light on rear comes on. Pressing the switch manually turns on right side light but not the left one. Changed bulb thinking it is bulb issue...same result.
I read the a review on how to fix the dome light issue, but I must say the parts from Mouser Electronic, SPED201200 will not work. The actual Honda switch is a sealed unit and cannot be taken apart. I have known my Honda Service Manager for many years having purchased 4 vehicles from the dealership. He said that is the middle and rear dome lights work (which they do in my case) then its not the door switch, as electrical power is going there and the middle and rear dome lights and they function. So the issue is the dome/map light assembly, which is a bear to take off. So I'll just do without the front lamps.
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.
Light does not turn when i open doors.
2008 Honda Pilot85,000
It hasn't been fixed yet
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