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Honda Accord Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb in an 8th generation 2008-2012 Honda Accord with pictures.

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Accord Dome Light
Pry Out Lens Cover
Lens Cover Removed
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the eighth generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012) Honda Accord change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb.

Owners of other Honda or Acura vehicles such as the Civic, CR-V, Fit, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, FCX Clarity, ILX, TSX, TL, RLX, RDX, MDX and ZDX may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement dome light bulb for the '08-'12 Accord 4 door sedan or 2 door coupe is part # DE3175 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko, Philips and Eiko.

If you would like to have a brighter dome light, choose a compatible DE3175 LED bulb.

The only tool needed to access the dome light bulb is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

You may also want to use a thin cloth to protect the plastic surfaces from being scratched.

Old Dome Light Bulb
Pull Out Old Bulb
# DE 3175 Bulb
Insert the blade of the flathead screwdriver in between the rear edge of the translucent lens cover and the dome light housing.

To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, wrap the blade of the flathead screwdriver with a thin material such as a micro fiber cloth.

Gently pry out the lens cover. You may need to re-insert the blade of the flathead screwdriver in several positions to loosen the cover. Do not use excessive force. The lens cover should pop out relatively easily.

Grasp the old dome light bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.


Dome Bulb Socket
Push In New Bulb
Slide Switch To On
Push a new # DE3175 festoon or "fuse" style bulb straight in to the socket.

If you are installing an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try flipping it around in the socket.

Slide the switch over to the "On" position to test the new bulb.

Insert Rear of Cover First
Snap Lens Cover In Place
Testing New Light Bulb
Insert the rear edge of the translucent lens cover in first and then gently snap the front side in place.

Slide the "On - Door - Off" switch to the middle "Door" position so that the dome light will illuminate whenever a passenger door is opened.

For more, check out my other 2008-2012 Honda Accord Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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