Question about Honda Pilot
Excellent troubleshooting there.
Excellent description too.
When you pulled the switch on the switches, you actually narrowed the problem way down.
The problem, by the nature of the symptoms, must be in or around that specific door. If it's not the switch, what's left? The wire.
Check the wiring to the switch for breaks/shorts. Pull it through the mount hole as far as you can.
Plug the switch in and try to duplicate the problem manually.
Compare the mounting to the working right side.
Don't be frustrated, you did great. You are very close.
Comment back with any further observations.
Posted on Nov 24, 2009
Adjust the door hing locking post by using a driver for the door lock move it to the inside by a 1/8 of an inch and it should fix your problem, if not tap the lock ring latch with a hammer to make it move in more so that when you shut the door it will close enought to stay off.
Posted on Nov 20, 2009
These switches are self adjusting, what this means is when the new switch is installed and the door closed the switch automatically adjusts to the right length so the door turns the switch off when closed, my advice to u is stop frustrating yourself and replace the door ajar switch.
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
I think I can fix you up. First of all, when you manually, (with your finger), engage the switch does the light go off? If it does, a simple adjustment will do the trick. The reason that the light comes on when you turn right is the centrifigul force of the turn forces your door to the outside actuating the switch. The striker bar, (the metal piece inside the jamb), that your door latches to when shut has an adjustment...but it doesn't look like it does. To adjust, loosen the screws slightly, (you do not want to loosen to the point that the striker bar moves), then gently tap it toward the inside of the car and re-tighten. You want to adjust in very small increments, perhaps between 1/16" and 1/8", then test to see if it has taken the play out of the door that is allowing the light to come on. You can do this by starting the car and then with the window down, pull on the door to see if the light comes on. Good Luck! I hope this is helpful.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
It seems this swotch has become very sensitive hence the cause of this problem.When the door is closed it has to press against the switch in order to tell the indicator that the door is closed, same principle as a fridge dooor switch.Now try a spacer between the point of contact of the door and this switch, say u stick a little piece of something that would make the switch be pressed further inside and see.If this solves your problem then either try to replace the switch or if there is any way of adjusting the switch then do it.Hope this gives you an idea..Remember there is nothing wrong else apart this switch here.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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