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How do you remove, w/o breaking, the lens cover to access the map light bulb in order to replace it. And BTW, what replacement bulb does it take ? Thanks a bunch ! P.S. This is a 2006 Honda pilot

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You should be able to see, if you look closely, a couple of very small grooves along the side of the lens. You will have to pry off the lens by CAREFULLY inserting the blade of a small screwdriver. There are little plastic protrusions on each long side of the lens which fit into the casement. You can ease the casement away from the lens enough to get it to pop out. Re-inserting it is the same, but probably easier.
Gently, give it a try.
Hope this helps you.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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    philschneide Nov 12, 2009

    This pic might help, although it is not exactly like your Pilot.

  • philschneide
    philschneide Nov 12, 2009

    Oh, and get the same bulb as is in it.

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