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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles
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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: 9 months ago.
Category: Honda
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Honda Pilot 2009
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 9 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
2009 Honda Pilot running boards lights will not go off
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Typing is fine
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The lights finally went off on there own. But now I see the they come back on this morning.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
What would make these running board lights to just come on
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Alarm now sounding
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 9 months 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 9 months 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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Chad Farhat
ASE Certified Tedchnician