2005 Honda Accord - Driver side door open indicator and passenger side lamp light up while driving


Asked by Oct 07, 2014 at 11:32 AM about the 2005 Honda Accord EX V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

As I drive my 2005 Honda Accord Ex, there will be times when the car hits a bump,
while making a right turn, or just bumping my knee against the door, that the Open
Door indicator on the dashboard will light up.  Also, the passenger side head lamp (not
where the visor is, but above the review mirror) flicks on.  It will sometimes stay on for
4-5 seconds or less.  It started out infrequently.  Over the course of about 3 weeks, it
occurs on a regular basis.

5 Answers

Mark Grignon

Sounds like you have a bad door switch or bad connection at the door switch.

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A door jam switch, like this?

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Mark Grignon

Yes. That is the one. That would be my first device to troubleshoot.

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Awesome. I'm taking my car in to be serviced soon for a variety of other reasons. Is this something worth doing on my own (i.e. significant financial savings) or should I just add it to the list of fixes for the mechanic?

Mark Grignon

This switch would literally take you under 5 minutes to change out. It looks like there is one screw that mounts it. Remove the plug off the existing (bad) switch. Reverse procedure to install the new one.

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