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Old 29 Feb 2004, 03:49 pm
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The light that illuminates the clock in our 2000 Accord is out. Is
replacing this light a DIY project?

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Old 29 Feb 2004, 08:03 pm
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Definitely. It's very simple. Remove the clock--you'll have to use a
screwdriver to pry right beaneath the clock so it can come out. Once it's
out, unplug the wiring. The bulb is VERY SMALL. Simply turn the knob on the
back and it will come out. The bulb costs about $10 dollars at the
dealership and it's very hard to find elsewhere if even possible. What I did
when mine burnt out was use the hazard switch bulb (they're the same) to
replace the clock one since I don't need the hazard switch light and I
didn't feel like spending $10 on a miniscule piece of glass. I will have to
spend it if this one burns out though. Temporary economy you could say

--Viktor

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> The light that illuminates the clock in our 2000 Accord is out. Is
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Old 29 Feb 2004, 09:27 pm
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You might want to use a Popsicle stick or tongue depressor instead of a
screwdriver, to minimize the chances of damaging the clock housing.

I paid $3 for a new bulb for my '00 Accord's clock. $10 is pretty steep.

Paul

"electricked" <no_emails_please> wrote in message
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: Definitely. It's very simple. Remove the clock--you'll have to use a
: screwdriver to pry right beaneath the clock so it can come out. Once it's
: out, unplug the wiring. The bulb is VERY SMALL. Simply turn the knob on
the
: back and it will come out. The bulb costs about $10 dollars at the
: dealership and it's very hard to find elsewhere if even possible. What I
did
: when mine burnt out was use the hazard switch bulb (they're the same) to
: replace the clock one since I don't need the hazard switch light and I
: didn't feel like spending $10 on a miniscule piece of glass. I will have
to
: spend it if this one burns out though. Temporary economy you could say
:
: --Viktor
:
: "Me" <jwest@comcast.net> wrote in message
: news:yqmdnVVJjbvlw9_dRVn-gw@comcast.com...
: > The light that illuminates the clock in our 2000 Accord is out. Is
: > replacing this light a DIY project?
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Old 29 Feb 2004, 11:00 pm
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electricked wrote:
>
> Definitely. It's very simple. Remove the clock--you'll have to use a
> screwdriver to pry right beaneath the clock so it can come out. Once it's
> out, unplug the wiring. The bulb is VERY SMALL. Simply turn the knob on the
> back and it will come out. The bulb costs about $10 dollars at the
> dealership and it's very hard to find elsewhere if even possible. What I did
> when mine burnt out was use the hazard switch bulb (they're the same) to
> replace the clock one since I don't need the hazard switch light and I
> didn't feel like spending $10 on a miniscule piece of glass. I will have to
> spend it if this one burns out though. Temporary economy you could say
>
> --Viktor
>
> "Me" <jwest@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:yqmdnVVJjbvlw9_dRVn-gw@comcast.com...
> > The light that illuminates the clock in our 2000 Accord is out. Is
> > replacing this light a DIY project?
> >


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Those bulbs, which look almost EXACTLY like the bottom end of a (oral)
thermometer, are used in LOTS of foreign cars, even Volvos back 25
years, so they must be available thru third-party suppliers. Honda wants
CDN $10.42 each, last time I asked. If they were available from the
DOLLAR Store, they'd be six per pack for a dollar. I just got a few at
the wrecker while I was looking for other stuff.

'Curly'

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Old 01 Mar 2004, 12:11 am
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Default Re: Clock Light - 2000 Accord

In the honda dealership? No way...

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"Paul" <paulDONTSPAMMEmueller@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> You might want to use a Popsicle stick or tongue depressor instead of a
> screwdriver, to minimize the chances of damaging the clock housing.
>
> I paid $3 for a new bulb for my '00 Accord's clock. $10 is pretty steep.
>
> Paul



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Old 01 Mar 2004, 10:55 am
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Way, dude. A major Honda dealership in metro Atlanta. Of course, they did
print "preferred customer" on my receipt, even though I'd never been in
there before. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that they ignored
me standing at the parts counter for several minutes before getting around
to waiting on me.

I'd call around, if possible. You might not find it for $3 everywhere, but
$10 really does seem excessive. OTOH, it's probably a single-source kind of
item, so they don't have much incentive to keep it reasonable.

Maybe try one of the online Honda parts places?

Paul

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: In the honda dealership? No way...
:
: --Viktor
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: "Paul" <paulDONTSPAMMEmueller@mindspring.com> wrote in message
: news:W4y0c.27591$W74.24966@newsread1.news.atl.eart hlink.net...
: > You might want to use a Popsicle stick or tongue depressor instead of a
: > screwdriver, to minimize the chances of damaging the clock housing.
: >
: > I paid $3 for a new bulb for my '00 Accord's clock. $10 is pretty steep.
: >
: > Paul
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Old 01 Mar 2004, 07:31 pm
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electricked wrote:

> Definitely. It's very simple. Remove the clock--you'll have to use a
> screwdriver to pry right beaneath the clock so it can come out. Once it's
> out, unplug the wiring. The bulb is VERY SMALL. Simply turn the knob on the
> back and it will come out. The bulb costs about $10 dollars at the
> dealership and it's very hard to find elsewhere if even possible. What I did
> when mine burnt out was use the hazard switch bulb (they're the same) to
> replace the clock one since I don't need the hazard switch light and I
> didn't feel like spending $10 on a miniscule piece of glass.


$2. If your dealer charges ten bucks for that, ask him if he includes
the tube of KY or if he's too cheap for even that.

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Old 01 Mar 2004, 07:32 pm
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electricked wrote:

> In the honda dealership? No way...


I paid $2 for that bulb, AT THE HONDA DEALERSHIP.

No bullshit.

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Old 01 Mar 2004, 07:42 pm
Jack W. Fessler, Jr.
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Default Re: Clock Light - 2000 Accord

Clock may be a little difficult to pry out initially as it is a snug fit,
work slowly and carefully. Prying bottom first, then top.

Got mine at Radio Shack. Take the bulb with you so they can identify it, get
the 12 volt version. The leads as purchased are a bit long. Clip them and
retwist around mounting block (tiny plastic piece on back of PC board. They
come 2/pack for just a few bucks.

Jack

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Old 03 Mar 2004, 07:02 pm
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Default Re: Clock Light - 2000 Accord

Hey , I just bought a clock bulb for my 2000 accord last week. I paid $1.85 @
my local honda dealer. Very easy to install.
For $10 they should have included the clock.

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> In the honda dealership? No way...
>
> --Viktor
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> "Paul" <paulDONTSPAMMEmueller@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:W4y0c.27591$W74.24966@newsread1.news.atl.eart hlink.net...
> > You might want to use a Popsicle stick or tongue depressor instead of a
> > screwdriver, to minimize the chances of damaging the clock housing.
> >
> > I paid $3 for a new bulb for my '00 Accord's clock. $10 is pretty steep.
> >
> > Paul


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