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I just finished installing the OEM footwell ambient lighting to my EX-L.
All I can say is that it is not worth it. Don't do it! (n)
#1 It is ambient lighting only, so it will not light up with the rest of the interior lights when you open the door. It only works when you turn on the lights.
#2 you can barely see it. It has a platic cover to reduce the brightness, but it hides the light so much that on the driver's side I could not capture it on camera. (Invisible)
#3 the color is white, unlike the Pilot and the Oddisey that have it in blue.

The install was moderate in difficulty and the instructions were terrible. The hardest step was to release the cable on the driver side, which was hard to reach (to cut tape to release it).

Here are some pictures, I just wasted $80.

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I just noticed this also in my Elite this past weekend because my wife was wearing white sneakers. Lights are rather dim. Also look at the 4 doors - there is actually a small slot that lets lighting into the upper storage compartments. Nice touch but still too dim to really do anything.
 
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I just finished installing the OEM footwell ambient lighting to my EX-L.
All I can say is that it is not worth it. Don't do it! (n)
#1 It is ambient lighting only, so it will not light up with the rest of the interior lights when you open the door. It only works when you turn on the lights.
#2 you can barely see it. It has a platic cover to reduce the brightness, but it hides the light so much that on the driver's side I could not capture it on camera. (Invisible)
#3 the color is white, unlike the Pilot and the Oddisey that have it in blue.

The install was moderate in difficulty and the instructions were terrible. The hardest step was to release the cable on the driver side, which was hard to reach (to cut tape to release it).

Here are some pictures, I just wasted $80.

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Thanks for sharing your experience with this kit. You may have saved others from your experience.
 

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Would it make sense to purchase an aftermarket LED to replace the bulb? I have the EX-L as well and wanted to add the door light and the footwell light since it doesn't come with this model. I plan on trying to hook into the same fuse that the dome lights are on. Do you really think it's not worth doing even I'm able to tap into the correct fuse?
 

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I came across a video somewhere on this site a few months ago showing how to drill out the plastic housing to let much more of the light show through. Here's the link:
 

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Just showing my personal bias here but why do your feet need a light? As I previously stated (somewhere) I prefer a dark cockpit (so as to better retain my night-vision).

The only two additional lighting scenarios I ever found useful were factory cornering lights (they only came on when you signaled a turn) and some illegal lighting. Living in the dark, unlite country side I found them both useful.

I still have my (now retired) PIAA 90 Pro XT lights available - if you want something incredible versatile.

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I just finished installing the OEM footwell ambient lighting to my EX-L.
All I can say is that it is not worth it. Don't do it! (n)
#1 It is ambient lighting only, so it will not light up with the rest of the interior lights when you open the door. It only works when you turn on the lights.
#2 you can barely see it. It has a platic cover to reduce the brightness, but it hides the light so much that on the driver's side I could not capture it on camera. (Invisible)
#3 the color is white, unlike the Pilot and the Oddisey that have it in blue.

The install was moderate in difficulty and the instructions were terrible. The hardest step was to release the cable on the driver side, which was hard to reach (to cut tape to release it).

Here are some pictures, I just wasted $80.
Do the footwell lights come on if the headlight switch is on "Auto", its dark, car is not running and you open the driver side door? My 2019 Passport Sport model turns the head lights and interior lights on when entering the vehicle at night and the headlight switch is on "auto" When the headlight switch is not on auto, it turns the interior lights on, but not the headlights when entering the vehicle at night. There is a fix to make the light brighter by drilling a hole in the bulb cover, looks like a simple fix.
Looking at the accessory guide put out by Honda, it appears that the footwell lights should come on as you enter the vehicle at night. The installation instructions does point out the need for the headlight switch to be in "auto" mode.

Another aspect is that if the lights go out once you start driving at night, about the time when other interior lights turn itself off?

Thank you, would appreciate your input on the subject please.
 

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I wanted footwell leds and thought that my Touring didn't have them.
Turns out I had them, but they were so dim.
I bought 08e10-tg7-100 and tried to install them, but I already had a set installed.
I cut holes in the covers and made a significant improvement.
I now have a string of new lights doing nothing.
If you want them, for your Sport or EX-L, make me a ridiculous offer.
 

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I just had this option installed at the Honda dealer on my 2020 PP Touring. I don't see the difference nor did the dealer when he handed off the SUV. Is there a way to make the lights shine brighter on the floorboards? The lights were $100+ installation.
 

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I think you are referring to the ambient lighting option you can have installed in the Sport EXL and Touring trims as it comes standard on the Elite trim. I have heard the lighting doesn’t put off much light. I think there is a thread referring to people removing some of the cover on the actual lights - or drilling out the hole where the light comes through to let more light come through and let more light come into the cabin on the floor. Good luck
 

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I think you are referring to the ambient lighting option you can have installed in the Sport EXL and Touring trims as it comes standard on the Elite trim. I have heard the lighting doesn’t put off much light. I think there is a thread referring to people removing some of the cover on the actual lights - or drilling out the hole where the light comes through to let more light come through and let more light come into the cabin on the floor. Good luck
Thanks! I will check out how the dealer installed it and may opt to drill the hole larger.
 

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U.S.Touring models have the same dim floorboard lights. At least mine does. They are so dim that many will probably not notice they are there!
 

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Pshadoa - my mistake. Yes the Touring and Elite have the ambient lighting in the US. I think the Canadian models with only three trims - only the top trim gets the ambient lighting.
 

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I just had this option installed at the Honda dealer on my 2020 PP Touring. I don't see the difference nor did the dealer when he handed off the SUV. Is there a way to make the lights shine brighter on the floorboards? The lights were $100+ installation.

I believe a few others who purchased these, had the same revelation...

 

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After reading the forum comments, I was amazed at the ambient lighting in my Passport Elite. My only answer would be, don’t drop anything on the floor mats because you need a flashlight to find what you dropped. The ambient lighting is completely useless.
 
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