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Old 02-16-2010, 10:21 AM
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Default Dome light not coming on when door opened

The dome light works while inside the car when you turn it on or off. But when you open the door it will not work. The switch is set to turn on the light when the door opens. Is this a bulb or fuse problem ??
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:44 PM
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Open the door with the car turned on. Does the door-open warning lamp come on? For most years (maybe all) that uses the same door switch.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:06 PM
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Hi MSC71, have you ever fixed your problem? I'm having the same trouble with my '04. Thanks.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:10 PM
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Any Solutions found. Don't know if my problem is the same. I have 04 Accord LX and the map lights work, but the lights don't come on when the door is opened. For the longest time, this only happened on the passenger side, now it is both. Bulbs are good, I think it is some sort of connection issue, but can't figure it out.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:33 AM
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This seems to be an ongoing problem in here since the 1st post back in 2010
No one ever figure this out yet?

Don't look like it.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:08 AM
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The map light issue has been resolved.

For LX, the spotlights/map lights only comes on if you press them. For an EX or EX-V6, there is a switch option to have them come on when the doors open. See post #7 in this thread:

2004 LX Honda Accord map light question

If the maplight doesn't work, and it is not due to the bulb, then the base unit needs to be replaced. See post #6 of this thread:

2006 Accord Interior lighting Issue
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:42 PM
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I'm having the same problem with my dome light, but the light in my door still comes on, so it can't be the switch
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