How to Repair the Honda Civic Dash Light

Updated April 17, 2017

If the dash lights on your Honda Civic stop working correctly it can cause a serious safety issue, as you will be unable to see vital information such as your speed. If your dash lights fail you should replace them immediately. You can pick up the replacement dash lights from an auto parts store.

Pop the bonnet of the Honda Civic. Locate the battery and use pliers to lift the positive and negative terminals from the battery.

Lower the steering wheel to its lowest possible position in the steering column to give you easy access to the instrument cluster.

Use a screwdriver to remove the two retaining screws which hold the cowl trim in place. Pull the trim from around the instrument panel and remove it from the vehicle.

Remove the three screws which hold the instrument panel to the dashboard. Slide your hand round the back of the panel and unhook the electrical connector from the rear.

Unscrew the damaged bulbs from the instrument panel and throw them in the trash. Screw the new bulbs in to the dash in a clockwise direction. Turn it until it can no longer be turned to ensure it is fixed in place.

Reattach the cowl trim and instrument panel to the dashboard following the removal steps in reverse. Attach the battery terminals and turn on the engine to check that the instrument panel in now working correctly.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Replacement dash light
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John Johnston began writing in 2006 for article sites such as SN&CK Media, and has a large wealth of experience in writing automotive repair and electronics articles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in sports journalism from the University of Central Lancashire.