This bulletin from Honda applies to 2006 and later Pilot vehicles, where the dashboard lights, interior or tail light are out and a blown fuse is found.

Check the RES auxiliary jack assembly. The customer may have broken off a headphone jack in the headphone connector, and when the jack from another headphone was inserted, it drove the broken jack piece deep into the assembly.

A broken jack piece can intermittently bridge the printed circuit board terminals in the assembly, causing a short and blown fuse. To check for this, pry out the assembly and unplug its connector. Shake the assembly vigorously and listen for a rattle sound.

If it rattles, a jack piece is broken off inside and you’ll need to replace the RES assembly. If no rattle is heard, reinstall the assembly and continue with normal troubleshooting.

Note the possible location of a broken headphone jack.

Note the possible location of a broken headphone jack.

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