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This instructable shows you how to swap out your ambient console light in your Honda Ridgeline (or similar Honda automobile) with a different color. T...
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The old part is an Amber t1.5 LED, the new part is a narrow beam Blue T1.5 LED purchased from superbrightleds.com
The first step to removing the console is to remove the 2 light covers from the interior lights. This is done by prying with a trim removal tool at th...
Next, remove the 4 screws that hold the console into the headliner. Two are under the sunglasses holder and the remaining 2 are under the light covers...
Once the console is dropped from the headliner there are two wires to disconnect. Disconnect both the green and gray plugs and the unit can be brought...
Next, the homelink module must be removed from the console. To do this, position the unit so it is upright and pry the tabs at the locations indicated...
Remove the homelink unit from the light housing by pushing in the 4 tabs, 2 on each side, and separating the parts.
Pry at the 4 tabs to remove the cover from the homelink unit.
With the cover removed the 2 halves of the unit can be separated. Pry at the 2 tabs, one on each side, and carefully separate the 2 halves. Be careful...
Now the circuit board can be removed from the unit. I did not fully remove it as the green plug is attached with adhesive. Simply move it enough to gi...
The LED is a twist-lock type to remove it you may need a pair of pliers as the fit may be tight. To remove it hold the bottom (not the bulb end) and t...
The bulbs I ordered did not fit into the back side hole in the homelink unit. I simply removed some of the plastic on the back of the bulb to make it ...
The new LED should fit in the board and twist to lock in place in the opposite direction the old bulb came out.
Now before we reassemble the unit you should test the new LED by reconnecting the GREEN connector and turning on the headlights in your vehicle.
Reassemble the unit by reversing the disassembly steps and reinstall the console in the headliner being careful not to over tighten the 4 screws.
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