Clock Light Fix

This is the fix for a burnt out dash clock light. It is an easy, cheap, and quick fix.

When to Replace:  If the clock light in the dash is burnt out.
Part Needed:  Bulb with new plastic case
Time Needed:  20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

You can always purchase the complete Honda Odyssey  1999-2004 repair manual here.


  1. Remove dash around radio:  You will need to just pull it off.  It is clipped on in various places and simply pulls off as one large piece.  I was able to grip it close to the steering wheel and pull towards the passenger side.
  2. Remove wiring clip for dome lights:  There are a few wire harnesses attached to this piece, but you only need to remove the one for the dome light.  Once that clip is removed you can let the dash piece hang down.
  3. Remove small dash piece on left side of steering wheel: This side will simply pop out as well.  You may need to use a screw driver to get behind it, but it does not take too much work to remove.  Simply let it hang down because you only need the screws behind it.
  4. Remove 8 screws across dash:  Next you will need to remove the 8 screws behind the two pieces you just took off.  Two of the screws are above the speedometer.
  5. Pull off upper dash:  Now just pull the upper dash back and work your way down it.  It will pull off to allow you access to the back of the clock.
  6. Disconnect two wires behind dash:  This part of the dash is held on by two wires right beside the clock.  Disconnect both of these and remove the dash to get to the back of the clock.
  7. Remove light bulb: In the corner of the back of the clock is what looks like a small grayish screw.  Turn it about 90 degrees and then pop it out.
  8. Replace bulb: Pull the old bulb out the gray holder and put the new one in.  The last thing is to put the gray holder and bulb back in the dash and reassemble everything.


3 comments on “Clock Light Fix
  1. Sid says:

    This video as well as the step by step guide is simply brilliant. It appears like this is common theme, meaning the bulb fails frequently. The previous time I had it changed at the dealership (when it just ran out of warranty) they charged me over $45 (going by memory). The second time around it failed I simply refused to spend any more money — just used my cell phone for time when I really wanted to know the time. At any rate this is great community service and keep it up. It was a bit over 25 minutes but it was well worth it and I enjoyed every bit of it, especially the “cha-ching” in my pocket. More importantly it taught my son (a teenager) an important lesson – if you can “fix it yourself”.

  2. Erik says:

    Led swap part?

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