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Interior lights will not turn on when driver door is opened but when all other doors are opened the lights turn on. I have checked that the door activated switch is to the on position so that’s not the issue. All interior lights work fine otherwise it is just a bit annoying.
 

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I have checked that the door activated switch is to the on position so that’s not the issue.
If you've wiggled it and jiggled it and still no joy...

it's most likely the microswitch up in your light. There's a good chance you can fix it yourself and save a bundle.

Dome light microswitch broken

 

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The Button itself seems to work fine if you push it up for all the lights to be on its just the door activation for driver door only that doesn’t seem to make the lights come on.
If you've wiggled it and jiggled it and still no joy...

it's most likely the microswitch up in your light. There's a good chance you can fix it yourself and save a bundle.

Dome light microswitch broken

 

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The Button itself seems to work fine if you push it up for all the lights to be on its just the door activation for driver door only that doesn’t seem to make the lights come on.
It happens a lot. I even bought a couple of those microswitches preemptively, and guess what, now I've got to change one myself. The threads I linked to show where to get that microswitch, where it's located and how to change it.
 

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Interior lights will not turn on when driver door is opened but when all other doors are opened the lights turn on. I have checked that the door activated switch is to the on position so that’s not the issue. All interior lights work fine otherwise it is just a bit annoying.
Just because the button switch goes in and out does not mean it is making electrical contact. The only way to know for sure is to test it with a multi meter, or spend the few dollars it costs to get a new one and replace it.

It could also be a broken wire for the switch in the flex housing that all the wires run through from the vehicle into the door. That is not an uncommon problem.
 

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My guess is the door switch internal contacts are bad or the switch isn’t making good contact with the chassis (on my Tacoma when I was doing a modification I noted the switch only has a single wire; chassis is the return path. I’m guessing Honda is the same.). I don’t suspect a broken wire since the switch is mounted on the B-pillar so the wire won’t be flexing.
 

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My guess is the door switch internal contacts are bad or the switch isn’t making good contact with the chassis (on my Tacoma when I was doing a modification I noted the switch only has a single wire; chassis is the return path. I’m guessing Honda is the same.). I don’t suspect a broken wire since the switch is mounted on the B-pillar so the wire won’t be flexing.
Good call, I forgot about it being on the door jam. Had a vehicle many years ago that had the switch on the front of the door body itself. It was also the only vehicle I ever owned that had a door switch go bad. Back then it was just a common pushbutton switch.

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How about a virtual 🍺 when it turns out to be the door jamb switch which fixes the💡issue.🙂
 

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How about a virtual 🍺 when it turns out to be the door jamb switch which fixes the💡issue.🙂
Just reread and yeah, OP says all lights. So most likely door jamb switch or its wiring. I better stock up on virtual 🍺. Next round may be on me.
 

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Just reread and yeah, OP says all lights. So most likely door jamb switch or its wiring. I better stock up on virtual 🍺. Next round may be on me.
Virtual my arse! All 12,700 of us here each expects a 6 pack of Moosehead Lager in the mail to each and every one of us pronto ya hoser. 😀 😆 :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
 

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Virtual my arse! All 12,700 of us here each expects a 6 pack of Moosehead Lager in the mail to each and every one of us pronto ya hoser. 😀 😆 :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
Moosehead is a great lager. I’ve found it at BevMo from time to time.
 

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Virtual my arse! All 12,700 of us here each expects a 6 pack of Moosehead Lager in the mail to each and every one of us pronto ya hoser. 😀 😆 :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
Oh you betcha. I get it, my Kansan friend, and truly sympathize.


Why is Kansas beer like making whoopie in a canoe?

Because they're both fDo I really have to spell it out for you?ing close to water. 😀 😆 :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :p




OP, please post back with what solved your problem.:)
 

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I think we might have scared OP away. Too bad since I was looking forward to that virtual beer.
 

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Pity. Hope OP comes back. But if not, I'll donate it all to a good cause: the slight dryness I'm feeling in the back of my throat.
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