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My center console lights do not work, but the radio and everything else does. 2003 honda model. I just can not see the controls.

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  • bigdocben Aug 15, 2008

    Same problem Same year modle.

  • tsisbarr Aug 30, 2008

    Same problem same year - tried dimmer switch on dash.

    It is as if a light bulb needs replacing. In the right light, if you look really close, you can still see the LCD screen. Radio is otherwise fully functional.

  • liliabel Sep 05, 2008

    Same problem same year - Also already tried dimmer switch on dash.

  • kdubs101 Sep 24, 2008

    same problem is this a fuse?

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    no lights for center



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the fuse is the #2 fuse in the underhood fuse box. that fusebox is on the passenger side of the engine compartment and it has a black cover on it that is approximately 6" x 3"

the fuse box lid should have a list under the cover of what fuses are what. the #2 fuse is a 15 amp fuse.

if the console lights work then the problem isn't the fuse.

check the rheostat that is used to dim the dash lights. that is the same button you use to reset the trip odometer at the base of the speedometer. that knob actually turns to brighten or dim the dash lights. it may have gotten turned inadvertantly

if the console lights work and turning the rheostat makes no difference then the rheostat switch in the dash is probably bad

hope that helps

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

  • moreCowBell4 Dec 24, 2008

    Honda issued a Technical Service Bulletin for this issue. It is not a
    fuse. See Honda TSB 04-027. The repair is covered under extended
    warranty and is handled by a repair technician.


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Need to replace the Kenwood circuit board. (It is quite expensive.) Honda had a recall notice on this.

Posted on Oct 08, 2008


Did you try adjusting the dimmer switch it's the knob on the speedometer i did that once when i got my car and took me a while to figure that one out

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