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Old 21 Jun 2007, 06:14 am
doug
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Default Glove compartment light in 2003 Accord

My daughter just mentioned to me while driving with my headlights on,
that the glove compartment light is on even with its door shut. I
asked her to reshut it but same result. When I turned off my
headlights, it went off. I would think the compartment's bulb would
burn out sooner than normal but to be honest I never noticed it before
and for all I know it could have been that way since day one.

Is this normal?
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Old 21 Jun 2007, 10:47 am
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On Jun 21, 7:14 am, doug wrote:
> My daughter just mentioned to me while driving with my headlights on,
> that the glove compartment light is on even with its door shut. I
> asked her to reshut it but same result. When I turned off my
> headlights, it went off. I would think the compartment's bulb would
> burn out sooner than normal but to be honest I never noticed it before
> and for all I know it could have been that way since day one.
>
> Is this normal?


i ahve the same vehicle and the year. Same problem.

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Old 21 Jun 2007, 04:49 pm
Kenneth J. Harris
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Default Re: Glove compartment light in 2003 Accord

Maybe Honda feels that it worth the dollar or two they will save per
vehicle by eliminating the glove compartment switch, and that since you
probably need the light when it's dark anyway, it will work through the
headlight switch when the headlights on and of course go off when the
lights are off and the car parked. Sure the bulb will have a shorter
life but not Honda's concern.

Ken

doug wrote:

> My daughter just mentioned to me while driving with my headlights on,
> that the glove compartment light is on even with its door shut. I
> asked her to reshut it but same result. When I turned off my
> headlights, it went off. I would think the compartment's bulb would
> burn out sooner than normal but to be honest I never noticed it before
> and for all I know it could have been that way since day one.
>
> Is this normal?

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Old 21 Jun 2007, 05:21 pm
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On Thu, 21 Jun 2007 08:47:10 -0700, highkm <ic3po@mac.com> wrote:

>On Jun 21, 7:14 am, doug wrote:
>> My daughter just mentioned to me while driving with my headlights on,
>> that the glove compartment light is on even with its door shut. I
>> asked her to reshut it but same result. When I turned off my
>> headlights, it went off. I would think the compartment's bulb would
>> burn out sooner than normal but to be honest I never noticed it before
>> and for all I know it could have been that way since day one.
>>
>> Is this normal?

>
>i ahve the same vehicle and the year. Same problem.


thanks.
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Old 21 Jun 2007, 05:23 pm
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On Thu, 21 Jun 2007 17:49:49 -0400, "Kenneth J. Harris"
<kharris@suffolk.lib.ny.us> wrote:

>Maybe Honda feels that it worth the dollar or two they will save per
>vehicle by eliminating the glove compartment switch, and that since you
>probably need the light when it's dark anyway, it will work through the
>headlight switch when the headlights on and of course go off when the
>lights are off and the car parked. Sure the bulb will have a shorter
>life but not Honda's concern.
>
>Ken
>


Maybe you're right!
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Old 21 Jun 2007, 06:46 pm
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On Jun 21, 2:49 pm, "Kenneth J. Harris" <khar...@suffolk.lib.ny.us>
wrote:
> Maybe Honda feels that it worth the dollar or two they will save per
> vehicle by eliminating the glove compartment switch, and that since you
> probably need the light when it's dark anyway, it will work through the
> headlight switch when the headlights on and of course go off when the
> lights are off and the car parked. Sure the bulb will have a shorter
> life but not Honda's concern.
>


A two pack of bulbs is like three bucks down at NAPA. Does it really
matter that the bulb life will be cut short? Have you ever had to
replace the glove box bulb? Have you had to replace any bulbs on that
car? I think my concern would be the lens that is in the glove box
getting melted on a long trip(but I drive a lot at night).


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Old 21 Jun 2007, 08:07 pm
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doug wrote in news:42nk73959rh2un0ppjbvm4r0m9e126r9r6@4ax.com:

> My daughter just mentioned to me while driving with my headlights on,
> that the glove compartment light is on even with its door shut. I
> asked her to reshut it but same result. When I turned off my
> headlights, it went off. I would think the compartment's bulb would
> burn out sooner than normal but to be honest I never noticed it before
> and for all I know it could have been that way since day one.
>
> Is this normal?




Hmmm... Let me see...

<riffle riffle riffle>

(That's the sound of me flipping through the Owner's Manual. Yes, it's a
dull document, but it's chock-a-block with wunnerful info.)

Ah, found it. Here's a quote from Page 86:
"The glove box light comes on when the parking lights are on."
Terse, yet pithy and decisive.

If you have lost or misplaced your Owner's Manual, or did not receive one
when buying that nightmare of a Used Car, click here to get one FREE,
directly from Honda:
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Old 21 Jun 2007, 09:32 pm
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On Fri, 22 Jun 2007 01:07:08 +0000 (UTC), Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m>
wrote:

>doug wrote in news:42nk73959rh2un0ppjbvm4r0m9e126r9r6@4ax.com:
>
>> My daughter just mentioned to me while driving with my headlights on,
>> that the glove compartment light is on even with its door shut. I
>> asked her to reshut it but same result. When I turned off my
>> headlights, it went off. I would think the compartment's bulb would
>> burn out sooner than normal but to be honest I never noticed it before
>> and for all I know it could have been that way since day one.
>>
>> Is this normal?

>
>
>
>Hmmm... Let me see...
>
><riffle riffle riffle>
>
>(That's the sound of me flipping through the Owner's Manual. Yes, it's a
>dull document, but it's chock-a-block with wunnerful info.)
>
>Ah, found it. Here's a quote from Page 86:
>"The glove box light comes on when the parking lights are on."
>Terse, yet pithy and decisive.
>
>If you have lost or misplaced your Owner's Manual, or did not receive one
>when buying that nightmare of a Used Car, click here to get one FREE,
>directly from Honda:
>https://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/logon.asp



You're right. I do have the manual and didn't bother to read it. My
bad. But its not my fault after drinking 12 cans of beer, I couldn't
find the car much less the manual <grin>.
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