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Honda Pilot Courtesy Step Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out courtesy step light bulb in the door panel of a 1st generation 2003 to 2008 Honda Pilot.

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2006 Pilot Courtesy Step Light
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Insert Flathead Screwdriver
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Gently Pry Out Lens Cover

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008) Honda Pilot SUV in changing a burnt out courtesy step light bulb located at the bottom of the plastic interior door panel.

Owners of other Honda or Acura vehicles such as the Accord, Civic, Crosstour, CR-V, CR-Z, Fit, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, ILX, TSX, TLX, TL, RLX, RDX, NSX and MDX may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement miniature wedge base light bulb part number is 194, which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Maxell, PIAA and Eiko.

You can also use a brighter 194 LED bulb.

The only tool needed to access and replace the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic trim panel removal tool.

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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Empty Bulb Socket
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Old # 194 Light Bulb
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, either cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or instead use a plastic trim panel removal tool.

Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in to the notch on the bottom edge of the lens cover.

Gently pry out the lens cover and set it aside in a safe place.

If the old light bulb was recently turned on, be careful when you remove since it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Grasp the old light bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.

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Push In New # 194 Bulb
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New Light Bulb Working
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Line Up Lens Cover



 

Push a new number 194 light bulb straight in to the socket.

If you would like to have brighter courtesy step lights, install a compatible 194 LED bulb.

Line up the lens cover with the housing.

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Gently Snap In Lens Cover
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Lens Cover Replaced
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New Courtesy Step Light
Gently pop the lens cover back in to place.

For more, check out all of my 2003-2008 Honda Pilot DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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