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Honda Odyssey Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb in a 3rd generation 2005 to 2010 Honda Odyssey minivan.

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2008 Odyssey Dome Lights
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Rear Passenger Dome Light
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Insert Pry Bar Tool

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 overhead dome light bulb located in the headliner housings above the second and third row of rear passenger seats.

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.

A compatible replacement festoon style light bulb is part number DE3175. You can also use a brighter LED unit.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulbs 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
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Old Light Bulb Exposed
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you can either cover the tip of your flathead screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or instead use a plastic pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of the tool in between the translucent plastic lens cover and the light housing near the wider edge closer to the A/C vent.

Gently pry out the lens cover. You may need to re-insert the tool in more than one spot to fully remove it.

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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Gently Pry Out Old Bulb
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Pull Bulb Out of Socket
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Old Light Bulb Removed
If the old light bulb was recently turned on, it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers. Be careful when you remove it.

Use the plastic pry bar tool to gently remove one of the metal end caps on the old light bulb.

The OEM light bulb was marked as part number Toshiba A12V5W.



 

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Empty Bulb Socket
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Push In New Light Bulb
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On / Door / Off Switch
Push a new number DE3175 festoon light bulb straight into the socket.

If you would like to have brighter rear passenger courtesy reading lights, install some compatible DE3175 LED bulbs.

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Switch To "On"
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Testing New Light Bulb
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New Light Bulb Installed
Move the "On / Door / Off" rocker switch on the right side of the steering wheel to the "On" position to test the new light bulbs.
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Line Up Lens Cover
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Gently Pop In Lens Cover
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Switch To "Door" Setting
Line up the lens cover with the light housing.

Gently snap the lens cover back into place.

I recommend moving the "On / Door / Off" rocker switch to the "Door" setting so that the four dome lights will turn on whenever a passenger door is opened.

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

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