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post #1 of 16 Old 07-04-2013, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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2013 Sport - Red Light on Interior

Was completing a road trip last night (PHX to LA) and noticed at night this little RED light coming from the top area of the interior front map reading lights. Was trying to figure out what this light was doing on (was it a warning light of some sort?). The red light is right next to the (i believe to be) speaker box in the middle of the interior map lights. Does anyone know what this red light is?

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It's just ambient lighting to show you where your stuff are at night

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Indicator light for when the NSA is listening in on you. Nothing to worry about.
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I had a feeling the NSA was listening into my conversations. Had a black Chev SUV following me the whole way from Phoenix last night! Just kidding. Thanks all for the replies. I thought the red light was for "mood," I really like it. Glad they put that in. Car rocks!
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I am also curious about that red light. It's not mentioned in the owner's manual but I think it has to do with the security system. I searched this forum and couldn't find an answer. Someone must know the answer.

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post #3 is the answer - It is known among mfrs as a Positioning light so you can see where to put your big gulp in Fargo at midnight.
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post #3 is the answer - It is known among mfrs as a Positioning light so you can see where to put your big gulp in Fargo at midnight.
This light is very small. I don't think we are talking about the same thing. Why is not mentioned in the owner's manual?

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This light is very small. I don't think we are talking about the same thing. Why is not mentioned in the owner's manual?
we are talking about the same thing....put a piece of tape over it and see how dark your car is inside...and why talk about something that is part of the car and requires no adjustment - does the manual explain what a headlight does?
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we are talking about the same thing....put a piece of tape over it and see how dark your car is inside...and why talk about something that is part of the car and requires no adjustment - does the manual explain what a headlight does?
Thanks for the explanation. The manual has explanations about every other light, switch and indicator in the car. I rent cars when traveling in the US, Canada and Europe and I have never seen a positioning light similar to this one in any other car. Thanks Honda.

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Why is it Blue in my EX? I thought it was to tell me the Bluetooth was paired with my phone...

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Thanks for the explanation. The manual has explanations about every other light, switch and indicator in the car. I rent cars when traveling in the US, Canada and Europe and I have never seen a positioning light similar to this one in any other car. Thanks Honda.
My uncle's 2008 Toyota Highlander also has the positioning light. I think it's a nice addition to the car.


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Why is it Blue in my EX? I thought it was to tell me the Bluetooth was paired with my phone...

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All trims are blue except the sedan Sport and all the coupes I believe. The red LED is supposed to match the odometer.

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Imma have to get a red one. The blue is driving me nuts. I was going to color it in with a sharpie.

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The light is for illumination at night. My last car had a blue one. It doesn't affect nighttime driving but allows you to see in the car at night.
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