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Honda Pilot Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out dome (A.K.A. rear passenger courtesy reading) light bulb in a 2003 to 2008 Honda Pilot.

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2006 Pilot Dome Lights
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Insert Flathead Screwdriver
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Gently Remove 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 dome light (also known as the rear passenger courtesy reading light) bulb in the housings attached to the headliner above the second and third rows of seats.

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 is part number 2825 from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Philips and Eiko.

You can also use brighter compatible LED bulbs.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver or a thin trim panel removal tool.

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Lens Cover Removed
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Old Light Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old 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 flathead screwdriver in between the inner edge of the lens cover and the light housing.

Gently pry out the inner edge of the lens cover and remove the plastic tab on the outer edge.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

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

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

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Old Light Bulb Removed
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Empty Bulb Socket
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Push In New # 2825 Bulb



 

Push a new number 2825 light bulb straight in to the socket.

If you would like to have brighter dome lights, there are compatible 2825 LED bulbs available.

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Re-Insert Outer Edge First
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Gently Snap In Inner Edge
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Test New Light Bulbs
First, re-insert the plastic tab on the outer edge of the lens cover in to the housing.

Then gently pop in the inner edge of the lens cover to secure the retaining clips.

To test the new dome light bulbs, press on the outer edge of the lens cover to activate the "On/Off" switches.

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

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