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How much does a instrument bulb replacement cost for Honda cars?

A typical Honda instrument bulb replacement in the UK costs around £106 - £190. Depending on your Honda model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a instrument bulb replacement on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling Honda cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much a instrument bulb replacement costs.
Car modelFixter price range
Instrument bulb replacement for Honda Civic£106 - £167
Instrument bulb replacement for Honda Jazz£106 - £167
Instrument bulb replacement for Honda CR-V£121 - £190
Instrument bulb replacement for Honda Accord£106 - £167
Instrument bulb replacement for Honda HR-V£121 - £190
Instrument bulb replacement for Honda FR-V£121 - £190
Instrument bulb replacement for Honda Insight£106 - £167

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What does an instrument panel bulb do?

A car’s instrument panel bulb is responsible for lighting the instrument panel, or dashboard. This panel is located directly in front of the driver, behind the steering wheel and displays important information about the performance of your car.

What are the symptoms of a broken instrument panel bulb?

Below are the top three symptoms that could indicate you need to replace your instrument panel bulb:

  • Your car dashboard isn’t lit

  • Dashboard warning lights are flickering or not displaying

  • Your indicator dashboard lights aren't flashing

What happens when we do an instrument panel bulb replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Remove the instrument panel front

  • Check all fuses and bulbs connected to the instrument panel

  • Replace any faulty fuses or bulbs

  • Refit the instrument panel front and test the lights are working

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Hey Fixter, what are the signs of a failing instrument panel bulb?

The common signs that you may need replacement bulbs are if your car dashboard isn’t lit, your dashboard warning lights are flickering or not displaying or your indicator dashboard lights aren't flashing.

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Want to learn more about Honda instrument bulb replacement?

What does an instrument panel bulb do?

A car’s instrument panel, or dashboard, is usually located directly in front of the driver, behind the steering wheel. It displays important information about the performance of your car, such as the speedometer, fuel gauge, warning lights and your indicator lights. The instrument panel is usually backlit so requires a bulb to be fitted behind it.

It is essential that this instrument panel is working properly at all times as it provides important information to the driver about the performance and operation of the car. The bulb must be working properly to ensure the driver can view this information at night.

Honda

The Honda Motor Company is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation—to give them their full title. Primarily a motorcycle manufacturer (since 1959) and engine producer (producing more than 14million each year), Honda became the 8th largest automobile manufacturer in the world in 2015.

With around 800k Honda cars on the roads in the UK, this marque is a popular and trusted household name.

Long lasting sensibly-priced cars

On the surface, Honda cars look fairly traditional, but this is a brand that doesn’t necessarily follow the pack; they often provide something unique to each of their models.

For example, the Jazz pitched against the most popular car in the UK, the Ford Fiesta, is actually a more practical option than most of its rivals. For a small car, it has an abundance of interior space and very flexible and practical boot.

The Civic is brave enough to make a strong style in design statement in a market where other brands are edging towards conservative. And the CR-V was the first of the SUV models to stop pretending it was an off-road vehicle and focused its priorities on its road based driving dynamics despite its off-road styling.

Honda motorsports: A long-standing history in Formula One

Honda’s first appearance in Formula One racing as a constructor came in 1964 at the German Grand Prix.

After a mixed introduction, marred by tragedy with the death of driver Jo Schlesser in the French Grand Prix of 1968 Honda took a back seat until their return in 1983 to power the Williams team, where they won 6 consecutive Constructors Championships.

Following the successes with Williams, they partnered with McLaren in 1988, going on to win titles in 4 different seasons.

Their return in 2013, again providing engines for the McLaren team, was met with much less success. After 3 seasons without a single podium finish, Honda was dropped in favour of a Renault built engine.

How often should an instrument panel bulb need replacing?

Vehicle dashboard lights help monitor the various gauges in a car. Broken instrument panel lights can leave you clueless as to whether your car is experiencing engine problems, such as running low on fuel, overheating or ABS failure, often until it is too late. Having these lights working is especially vital when driving at night. Therefore it’s important that all bulbs are in full working order so you can stay aware and safe on the roads.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

During an MOT, the mechanic will check that the instruments on your vehicle’s dashboard are illuminated sufficiently. If these components, such as the fuel gauge and speedometer, are not sufficiently illuminated that will lead to a minor, however if the instruments are not illuminated at all this will most likely lead to your car failing the MOT.

What happens when we do an instrument panel bulb replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Remove the instrument panel front

  • Check all fuses and bulbs connected to the instrument panel

  • Replace any faulty fuses or bulbs

  • Refit the instrument panel front and test the lights are working

What causes an instrument panel bulb to break?

Like many other car parts over time faults can occur, and occasionally the instrument panel bulbs can break or blow. Additionally, bulbs can stop working due to electrical faults or if a fuse has blown. Because the instrument panel displays important information about the running of your vehicle it’s important to fix any bulbs when they stop working.

What are the signs of a bad instrument panel bulb?

Usually, there a few signs you can look for:

  • Your car dashboard isn’t lit

  • Dashboard warning lights are flickering or not displaying

  • Your indicator dashboard lights aren't flashing

How often should you replace your instrument panel bulb?

Instrument panel bulbs shouldn’t need to be replaced regularly, however like most car parts they can become faulty over time. Broken or faulty bulbs will make it very difficult to observe aspects of your car’s performance as you’re driving and may prevent dashboard warning lights from displaying. This could mean that serious (and potentially dangerous) faults could go undetected, leading to costly repairs down the line.

What happens during an instrument panel bulb replacement?

During the repair our certified mechanics will:

  • Remove the instrument panel front

  • Check all fuses and bulbs connected to the instrument panel

  • Replace any faulty fuses or bulbs

  • Refit the instrument panel front and test the lights are working

Can you drive with a broken instrument panel bulb?

Vehicle dashboard lights help monitor the various gauges in a car. Broken instrument panel lights can leave you clueless as to whether your car is experiencing engine problems, such as running low on fuel, overheating or ABS failure, often until it is too late. Having these lights working is especially vital when driving at night. Therefore it’s important that all bulbs are in full working order so you can stay aware and safe on the roads.

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