...hood light? Opened my hood tonight to show my buddy the RL's engine and there was no light! How could Honda have forgotten this? It's on all of their other vehicles.
I know about $$$$$$'s...I just paid over $30k for a truck without a freakin light bulb under the hood! On the plus side, Honda's generally don't need working on anyway, so the bulb probably wouldn't get much use.denvrfan said:The hood light is in the same location as the missing hood liner and gas strut hood lifters....It's called $$$$$$'s.
Actually, I've bought a lot of cars in the last 30 years. I can't remember the last one with a hood light. The hood prop present on the RL simply does not belong in a $30K+ plus vehicle. Heck, our Accord cost about $10K less and comes with both the gas struts and the hood liner.swampler said:I know about $$$$$$'s...I just paid over $30k for a truck without a freakin light bulb under the hood! On the plus side, Honda's generally don't need working on anyway, so the bulb probably wouldn't get much use.
The gas strut hood lifters would be nice too now that you mention it.
Right On BrotherSTEVE FROST said:A hood light and stays would be a nice touch, But they are far more usefull on those big american trucks were guys are alway gazing in there making grunting noises and drinking beer.
I get a little embarrassed after a hundred thousand miles or so I decide to check the oil on my Accords only to realize I can not remember where the dip stick is. You just do not need to look in there nothing breaks. It is nice to admire once in a while, but I am much happier having a trunk and no under hood light, I use the trunk.
I agree, but the point is not to have the light instead of the trunk. Given a choice between the two, I'd definately take the trunk. I just thought it very unusual to not have a light. I mean, what's it cost to run 2 wires and a bulb? $0.50 at the most, so $5 to the end customer?STEVE FROST said:I am much happier having a trunk and no under hood light, I use the trunk.
While HID headlights are great (I've had 2 cars with them), there is always the high-theft factor and, to your point, the high cost of replacement. I have found the RL's headlights to be quite bright, especially when used in conjunction with the accessory fog lights.mayfielh said:I was under the hood of my wife's 01 Acura TL the other day looking at the headlight assembly and noticed no light as well.
By the way I was sort of dissapointed the RL didn't come with HID headlights until I had to replace the bulb in my Acura today, $130 later.