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Old 08-07-2009, 12:31 AM   #1
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Anyone know how the switch is illuminated on the EX and SE models and if it can be adapted to an LX? Thanx!
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from the looks of it, you probably can. but it may take some modifications. i've been wondering about this for my lx too since it's useful in my ex.
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I just haven't seen what the setup is on the EX or SE. Is it like a separate bulb that shines on it from the dash or a lighted ring around the key tumbler, like on my Odyssey? I've tried looking at the parts diagrams but nothing showing other than the immobilizer unit. Guess I could ask the parts guy I know at the dealer if he has a clue.
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Here's a picture of it in my '02 EX coupe.
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It's tied in to the automatic dimmer for the dome lights. They all light-dim-off sequentially.

Looking in the Helm's manual, it appears that it is part of the ignition switch assembly. It's all one unit.
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Thanx for the pic, I poked around the diagrams a little more and compared the part numbers for the LX and EX steering lock assemblies and yep, they are different. Don't think I want to spend ~$250 just to light up the keyslot, though; probably cheaper to feel around for it! Or the trouble to get a junk one from an EX and adapt it. I should be getting my Helm manual in today so I will be more edjamacated. Cheers.
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yeah, or DIY it somehow with a LED that lights up when the dome lights are on (:
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Here's a picture of it in my '02 EX coupe.
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It's tied in to the automatic dimmer for the dome lights. They all light-dim-off sequentially.

Looking in the Helm's manual, it appears that it is part of the ignition switch assembly. It's all one unit.
is yours a coupe cuz mine lights up yellow
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my coupe lights up orange
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Some has to have a step by step on how to do this.. Looks good in the pictures. How bright are the LEDs once there wired inside the ignition?
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Some has to have a step by step on how to do this.. Looks good in the pictures. How bright are the LEDs once there wired inside the ignition?
step 1.
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many ignition parts may be swapped i have used acura switches in civics
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