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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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The running board lights will not go off, On the black

Customer Question

The running board lights will not go off
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: On the black stepping board on the bottom
JA: What is the model/year of your Honda?
Customer: Outside running boards
JA: What year is your Honda?
Customer: 2009
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Locking doors about to disconnect battery
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Locking the car with the remote has stopped working
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Honda
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Honda Pilot 2009
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 18 days ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
2009 Honda Pilot running boards lights will not go off
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Typing is fine
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 18 days ago.

hey how are you

yes dont worry about the call, the system sends not me sorry,just ignore it :)

I m going to look up the circuit for it right now

But do this for me if you with car ,while i m doing that let see if it is a module and glitch and it will reset

if not ,I will look up the fuse to pull out for now until you take it& have it look at it

Master reset Procedure

1- Disconect Battery Cables ( Negative & Positive Cables )you can use any electrical wire as an extension if battery cables don't reach .

2- Hold cables Together for 60 secs ,then let go

3- Wait 15 minutes

4- Make sure all doors are closed

5- Reconnect battery Cables

6- Lock & unlock the vehicles using the key from driver door side (if you have a key fob with no blade key, just lock & unlock using the key fob buttons)

7- Enter the vehicle and attempt to start

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 18 days ago.

The running board fuse is in the under hood fuse box it will be # 22 fuse

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
The lights finally went off on there own. But now I see the they come back on this morning.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
What would make these running board lights to just come on
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Alarm now sounding
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 17 days ago.

It seems to be there is no issue with running board ,when you seen light on boards ,it is the alarm is going off

you will need a factory scanner or equivalent to run a diagnostic scan & retrieve fault codes from the alarm module in the vehicle.
is it the module, the receiver, hood switch , door switch, wiring etc.. , it could be number of reasons & there is not a fuse or a relay that you can pull out to disconnect it unfortunately

if you get the fault codes retrieved ,you can post them back here & i can help you further

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 16 days ago.

Let me know if you need anything else on it , just reply back here & we can continue if you get the fault codes

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Thank You

Chad Farhat
ASE Certified Tedchnician

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