Third generation of the North American Odyssey

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Interior lights do not work

On my 2004 Odyssey, none of the interior lights will work when you open a door or turn them on by the dash switch. The only exceptions are the two map lights that come on with the switch. All fuses are good.

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Have you tried inspecting the individual bulbs to see if they are damaged? If the bulbs do not have a solid filament or have a burnt or milky look to them, they are likely no good.

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IT involves all the interior lights in the van, I believe 7 of them

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Gut feeling here is that it is the dash switch. The reason why I say that, is because it is the only switch that connects the interior lights, and if not working, would prevent the lights from coming on. Joe, are you handy with a multimeter?

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Try inspecting the fuse box. If all the lights are dead, my bet is a blown fuse. Your user manual should tell you where the box is (my money is on driver's side, either under the dash by the e-brake or on the side of the dash, accessible by opening the driver's side door) as well as what fuses do what. You can buy replacement fuses at many auto parts stores and even some gas stations.

MAKE SURE YOU USE THE RIGHT TYPE OF FUSE! Your user manual will tell you what rating of fuse each circuit needs. Using too high of a rating risks burning out a less accessible part of the circuit. Too small of a rating and the fuse will blow too easily, leaving you without lights or worse.

To quickly check the entire fuse box without having to pull and expect each and every fuse, look in your local autozone, NAPA, Kragen, O'Reilly, etc. for a fuse tester. The one I got came packaged with a multi-pack of fuses that I keep in my glove box for just these sorts of issues.

Aside from that, I'm with oldturkey03. Double check any dash switches or switches on the lights themselves. "Dome Override" may be the keyword you're looking for.

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I have the same year make and model with the exact same problem, the light switch was the problem

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