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I need to remove the light bulbs in the doors because i don't always slam the doors shut, and end up with a dead battery ( thank you honda for such a wonderful idea)
The user manual does not even mention them. For the other bulbs they mention Quarter turn of the socket... but I don't see how to do that without breaking the bulbs; unless there are special tools to do these!
Will the removal of the 4 bulbs ( in the 4 doors) have any impact on any other electrical thing.
What if I break the bulbs with pliers and leave them in... will that affect anything else
I don't care at this point, considering the frustration of having a dead battery when you need to go somewhere.
 

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Pull them straight out. Removing them shouldn't have any negative impact other than loss of illumination.
 

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There is always the LED option too. Draws less power so no dead battery in the morning.
 

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Pull them straight out. Removing them shouldn't have any negative impact other than loss of illumination.
Thanks... I tried that before without applying too much power, as well as turning it, without success... but it did come out, when I was a lot more forceful pulling it ( I was surprised it did not break).
 

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There is always the LED option too. Draws less power so no dead battery in the morning.
I really have no use for them... and I don't think it was a very bright idea to have them in the first place (since honda is too cheap/dumm not to include a $0.10 timer to disconnect after a few minutes)...
They are useless IMO unless one makes frequent stops on the highway at night, to avoid accidents may be.
 

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I replaced mine with LEDs. The most difficult to change were the rear overhead bulbs.
 

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What I find interesting is the manual says:

With any door left open and the
key is removed from the ignition
switch, the lights stay on about 3
minutes, then go out.

How is yours staying on all night?
 

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What I find interesting is the manual says:

With any door left open and the
key is removed from the ignition
switch, the lights stay on about 3
minutes, then go out.

How is yours staying on all night?


I think they are talking about the interior lights : The Map Lights and the Rear Console light; not the door lights.

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As I was cleaning the inside of my RL today and with this thread in mind I noticed that the interior lights had gone out but my door lights stayed on the whole time - at least an hour or hour and a half.
 

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Nope the door lights don't shutoff unless you close the door.
 

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I guess that's why I didn't know this. I've just closed the door.
 
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