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I just got my LED interior light package for my new Passport Touring this week. Purchased on eBay for $19.99 (13 bulbs) and quite pleased with the brighter lighting. Only took about 20 minutes to replace all of the interior lights including door lights and console.

However, the glove box is another story. Very easy to remove the existing light with a needle nose plier wrapped with black electrical tape to prevent shorting out the fuse. I still have not figured out how to put the new LED bulb in place. The glove box light opening is too small to use my fingers, dang near impossible to see the bulb receptacle, etc. Guess I will just have to suffer through with no glove box light? :cry:

If anyone out there has a simple way to install the glove box light could you please reply?
 

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Would you please post the link for the LEDs on eBay? What type of tool did you use to remove the lenses?
 

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For 2019 Honda Passport WHITE Interior LED Light Accessories Package Kit 13 Bulb

Just used a small flat blade screwdriver to pop off the lenses. You can put a wrap of masking tape on it if you are worried about scratching. For the overhead lenses, just pry gently along the small end of the rectangular lens, pretty much the same for the doors. The center console black mounting pops out and you twist the light out of the mounting. In retrospect, I would just forget the glove box unless you have come up with an ingenious method of replacing the bulb.
 

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It's a pain to install a LED bulb for the glove box. I don't have tiny fingers to reach up and hold/push in the bulb sideways all at the same time. The way I did is (1) remove the passenger’s dashboard side lid and (2) remove the panel above the glove box (follow Steps 2, 4 and 5 in this manual
https://www.collegehillshonda.com/instructions/passport/2019/cdplayer.pdf ). You probably need plastic pry tools to take the panel off (just go easy not to break anything).
Once the panel is removed (first picture), you have access to the lamp socket from both above and below and you can hold the bulb from both ways and push it in (second picture - the LED bulb installed!). I hope this helps.
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I tried some 5000k LED lights and hated the blue tint. The headlights are bad enough, lights should be true white or slightly warm in my opinion. They all advertise as white and are not.

I'd be curious to see how these cheaper LED kits last. I may try again but the Phillips and Sylvania that I tried were both too blue and I havent seen other colors than 5000k. Anyone have a warmer LED kit to suggest?
 

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jams95, thanks for the information. It seems like a heck of a lot of work for one light bulb though. Think I will just to learn to live without one in the glove box.:eek:
 
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Question - how do you get the bulb out of the light above the second row of seats and how to do you get the cover off the map reading lights in the front? Do not want to break anything so i thought I would ask. I did the bulbs in the front doors, vanity mirrors, and rear hatch..but can't figure out the others. there is not enough bulb to grab onto to pull the bulb out on the second row of seats. Thanks for the help.
 

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This should help you.

 

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Question - Do not want to break anything so i thought I would ask. I did the bulbs in the front doors, vanity mirrors, and rear hatch..but can't figure out the others. there is not enough bulb to grab onto to pull the bulb out on the second row of seats..
You think those bulbs are small?
Wait until you t-r-y replacing that tiny bulb in the glovebox . . .
Same LED replacement as the tiny bulb in the center console, but glovebox bulb is significantly more effort to disassemble to get to it.
Remember Mrevets, modifications are supposed to be FUN!!! :p
 

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Question - how do you get the bulb out of the light above the second row of seats and how to do you get the cover off the map reading lights in the front? Do not want to break anything so i thought I would ask. I did the bulbs in the front doors, vanity mirrors, and rear hatch..but can't figure out the others. there is not enough bulb to grab onto to pull the bulb out on the second row of seats. Thanks for the help.
I used a small piece of tape to wrap around the bulb and left a little flap of tape. It did not take a lot of pulling with this method.
 

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Thank you for the help! All lights converted except for the glove box and center console - I could not get my LED light to fit into the socket for the center console.. and based on previous posts, skipped the glove box. Next up is a complete ceramic coating and tinting of windows...
 

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Thank you for the help! All lights converted except for the glove box and center console - I could not get my LED light to fit into the socket for the center console.. and based on previous posts, skipped the glove box. Next up is a complete ceramic coating and tinting of windows...
Same here about the glove box. I might just attempt it like someone else did by removing the panel. Don’t want to but it’s like I have it and so kinda feel the need to do it. I Applied ceramic wax the the past week and happy with it. Tint is like a must lol
 

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All lights converted except for the glove box and center console - I could not get my LED light to fit into the socket for the center console...
Square peg in a round hole . . . Glovebox and center console use a different 'bulb':
T5 mini-wedge ---- they are smaller mini wedge lamp led which fits a 3/8" diameter receptacles
The bulbs you have been installing are made for 1/2" diameter receptacles
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That is what my glove box and center console led bulbs look like except instead of saying 121, they say 750 on them... Just seem that the bulb does not easily fit into the socket...
 

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Just got back from camping in northern Minnesota... Gotta say, the mosquitoes and moths love my new LED interior lights. Getting items from the Passport at night was bringing in swarms lol.
 

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Just got back from camping in northern Minnesota... Gotta say, the mosquitoes and moths love my new LED interior lights. Getting items from the Passport at night was bringing in swarms lol.
I thought the mosquito was the state bird for Minnesota! :ROFLMAO:
 

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If you have not converted your interior lights to LED, do it! What a difference in terms of being able to see inside with the bright white lights. Highly recommend
 

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I finally got around to replacing my bulbs to leds. I attempted to do the glovebox light but I also found it extremely difficult to remove. I ended up skipping it then was challenged putting the tether back. ugh
 
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