Yeah, I love me my Hondas and this one is special. 44 mpg highway, baby! (It's the HX model.) We are months and months away from the next Sierra summer hiking but my mouth is watering at how cheap it will be to get there.
OK, I will fix my dome light. Is it obvious how to unscrew it, or do I need one of those advanced car manuals? If not obvious, I could always hire a local kid to figure it out for me, or ask my mechanic to address it next visit. Right now it is so dim as to be almost useless.
I bought the car from the second owner. He does not know why the dome light is so bad - says it was that way when he bought it from the first owner. Now, I notice the car manual says that installing a non-OEM stereo can cause the dome light to stop working entirely. My car does have a crappy non-OEM stereo, but again it was the first owner who installed it so we don't know the story. Thinking of replacing the stereo and that could be another opportunity to address the dome light question.
I did see those lights that plug into the cigarette lighter. My issue is that the cigarette lighter is almost always being used - it's usually charging my phone, or my mp3 player, or my external speaker, or two of those at once; sometimes I even have an aromatherapy emitter plugged into it. (I know: First World Problem, right?) I suppose I could just appoint the second of the two USB plugs as the permanent spot for the light. But that whole area around the cigarette lighter and cup holders is not well designed and quite crowded already. Maybe I'll buy a low-profile light and try it out.
Valerie: My concern with the stick-on battery-powered LED under-cabinet lights is that I have tried several at home, in my closet and in other locations, and they've all been just lousy. They run out of juice quickly even when not being used often. And they would dim down to nothing very quickly as well. I got sick of changing the batteries often. If you can vouch for this particular brand, or maybe someone can point to another that works off-the-charts well compared to the others: Then I may give that a try. (And if it doesn't work well, it'll be an eyesore stuck to my car upholstery!)