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?
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).
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.
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