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Honda Odyssey Courtesy Step Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out courtesy step light bulb in the door panels of a 3rd generation 2005 to 2010 Odyssey.

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2008 Odyssey Front Door
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Courtesy Step Light Bulb

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010) Honda Odyssey minivan in changing a burnt out courtesy step light bulb located at the bottom of the plastic interior front door panels.

Owners of other Honda or Acura vehicles such as the Accord, Civic, Crosstour, CR-V, CR-Z, HR-V, Fit, Element, Insight, Pilot, Ridgeline, Clarity, Crosstour, Elysion, 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. You can also use a brighter LED unit.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulb is a small plastic pry bar tool or a flathead screwdriver.

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Pry Out Lens Cover
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Lens Cover Removed
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, I recommend using a plastic trim removal tool or you can cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the plastic pry bar tool in between the rear edge of the translucent plastic lens cover and the door panel.

Gently pry out the lens cover.

Try to avoid using excessive force. The lens cover should pop out relatively easily.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

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Old Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
If the old light bulb is currently on, or was recently illuminated, be careful when you remove it. It may 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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Empty Bulb Socket
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Push In New Light Bulb
Push a new number 194 miniature wedge base light bulb straight into the socket.

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

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Pop In Lens Cover
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New Light Bulb Installed
Line up the lens cover and gently snap it back into place over the light housing.

If the new light bulb didn't turn on immediately after you pushed it into the socket, re-activate the interior lights by pressing the "Unlock" button on the key fob.

For more, check out all of my 2005-2010 Honda Odyssey DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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