{DiY} Retrofit 2019 Model Glove Box Light into 2016-2018 Model

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A minor luxury that is standard and new on the 2019 Civic is the glove box light. The 2016-2018 model year has the cutout and mounting spot in the glove box cover assembly already. The question is if Honda had made this piece with expectations to have the light assembly placed, why didn't they do it starting from the first model year. Who knows.

Items you will need:
1. Glove box light assembly from 2019 Civic/2007-2009 CRV (part number 34254-SWA-003)
2. OEM plug for the light assembly (part number 04321-SH2-307)
3. OEM wires (subcord) that attach inside the plug (part number 04320-SP0-A00)
4. Optional: OEM self-tapping screws x2 (part number 93913-2422) or find something in your toolbox
5. 18 gauge wires (optional soldering iron/solder/heatshrink or butt connectors) to extend the OEM wires
6. Wire taps/posi taps/quick connects
7. 1/4” ground ring and something to crimp it onto the wire
8. Electrical tape
9. Phillips screwdriver
10. Interior trim removal tool or wrapped flathead screwdriver
11. 10mm & 8mm socket and ratchet
12. Large and small cable ties

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The Process:

1. Start by removing the negative terminal of the battery. Disassemble the passenger dash side panel, lower trim panel, glove box, and glove box cover. US models did not get the damper, so ignore that step. Just pull on the glove box to remove it. Remove the driver side dash panel. Ignore the red X to remove the side panel. I found out during disassembly that you do need to remove it.

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2. Mount the glove box light assembly to the glove box cover using the two self-tapping screws. You can replace the bulb with an LED bulb at this time.

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3. Place the OEM wires into the OEM plug. You push the wires in until clicks. Then snap the “flap” to lock in the wires. Begin by sliding the prongs of the flap into the grooves in the plug; then push down on the back end to snap it into place.

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3. Extend the ground and power wires. Measure about 14” for the ground wire; 5’ for the power wire. Solder and heatshrink, or use butt connectors. Crimp on the 1/4” ground ring.

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4. Route the wires like so, using cable ties to secure the wires to the dash frame. Ground the ring terminal, using the 10mm socket.

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5. Now, you will need to fish the power wire to the interior fusebox. For a cleaner install, you can remove the climate control/infotainment so you can route the wire. Use an 8mm socket to remove the two bolts under the infotainment. Grab the screen on the top and bottom corners on one side, and give it a tug. You don't need to remove the plugs from the infotainment, just pull it out enough so you can reach behind it to run the power wire. I used a wire clothes hanger from the driver side to help fish the wire down.

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6. Run the power wire however you want to the right side of the fuse box. To the right of the fuse box there is a plug with a thin red wire. That wire is 12v constant, and I believe it goes to the maplight. Tap that red wire.

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7. Reinstall all the dash pieces.

8. Enjoy your new glove box light.

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I have an extra OEM plug and wires, ring terminal, and wire tap. PM me if you're interested, $10 shipped. Otherwise you will need to buy in bulk to get these items.
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btw how did you change the glove box light? any tips?
thank you!

edit:just saw above .. and understood.. great work!
 

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Wait what, so my 2019 Si has a glove box light? I need to check this later. Side note: Where did you get your door sills from, can you send a link? Look nice.
 
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@98-0425 What model and year did you do this on? I have a 2016 civic sedan touring and I'm not seeing that cutout for the light in the glove box cover.
 

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The light is definitely dim but man, it's better than not having anything coming from a 2016 ext. Haha, nice little surprise!
For sure, the stock bulb is dim. Which is why I replaced it. Much better afterwards.

@98-0425 What model and year did you do this on? I have a 2016 civic sedan touring and I'm not seeing that cutout for the light in the glove box cover.
2018 CTR
 
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@qwerty it looks like the sedan panel part number is different from the hatchback. It is the same between 2016 through 2019, and if I look up the parts diagram from 2019, it comes with an LED ambient light. So, if you want the ambient light, the part number is 34760-TY2-A01. This thread may help you: https://www.civicx.com/threads/glove-box-mods.29843/page-3.
 

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A minor luxury that is standard and new on the 2019 Civic is the glove box light. The 2016-2018 model year has the cutout and mounting spot in the glove box cover assembly already. The question is if Honda had made this piece with expectations to have the light assembly placed, why didn't they do it starting from the first model year. Who knows.

Items you will need:
1. Glove box light assembly from 2019 Civic/2007-2009 CRV (part number 34254-SWA-003)
2. OEM plug for the light assembly (part number 04321-SH2-307)
3. OEM wires (subcord) that attach inside the plug (part number 04320-SP0-A00)
4. Optional: OEM self-tapping screws x2 (part number 93913-2422) or find something in your toolbox
5. 18 gauge wires (optional soldering iron/solder/heatshrink or butt connectors) to extend the OEM wires
6. Wire taps/posi taps/quick connects
7. 1/4” ground ring and something to crimp it onto the wire
8. Electrical tape
9. Phillips screwdriver
10. Interior trim removal tool or wrapped flathead screwdriver
11. 10mm & 8mm socket and ratchet
12. Large and small cable ties

BC34FE2C-32D5-4D12-9CD2-E62803E5955B.jpeg



The Process:

1. Start by removing the negative terminal of the battery. Disassemble the passenger dash side panel, lower trim panel, glove box, and glove box cover. US models did not get the damper, so ignore that step. Just pull on the glove box to remove it. Remove the driver side dash panel. Ignore the red X to remove the side panel. I found out during disassembly that you do need to remove it.

8F6236A8-5465-40B0-8C16-04A72B1CF8F3.jpeg

89F25768-B552-4F26-B90C-2CB8A169693B.jpeg

7321EEE0-4518-4F50-AAAB-4DAF6742DFD0.jpeg



2. Mount the glove box light assembly to the glove box cover using the two self-tapping screws. You can replace the bulb with an LED bulb at this time.

D7FE60A0-E9B3-48FA-ADBC-A8FA5D06094E.jpeg

E9FBD28A-D2D0-41DE-ACAD-ADBFAA95677D.jpeg



3. Place the OEM wires into the OEM plug. You push the wires in until clicks. Then snap the “flap” to lock in the wires. Begin by sliding the prongs of the flap into the grooves in the plug; then push down on the back end to snap it into place.

7678857F-14B7-424F-8A64-59FEDB47F3CB.jpeg

C0C1ACB5-5A04-445B-8528-A8B76BBB1029.jpeg

EE7D90B3-E0B2-4045-9B70-BC8742707D0E.jpeg

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3. Extend the ground and power wires. Measure about 14” for the ground wire; 5’ for the power wire. Solder and heatshrink, or use butt connectors. Crimp on the 1/4” ground ring.

97B5974B-5EEB-4F0F-A400-6C45C99A1490.jpeg



4. Route the wires like so, using cable ties to secure the wires to the dash frame. Ground the ring terminal, using the 10mm socket.

AA81D7AB-D180-454A-89A7-F7C6542AF06B.jpeg



5. Now, you will need to fish the power wire to the interior fusebox. For a cleaner install, you can remove the climate control/infotainment so you can route the wire. Use an 8mm socket to remove the two bolts under the infotainment. Grab the screen on the top and bottom corners on one side, and give it a tug. You don't need to remove the plugs from the infotainment, just pull it out enough so you can reach behind it to run the power wire. I used a wire clothes hanger from the driver side to help fish the wire down.

C4F510F5-2529-42AC-AB5D-32A102F270A7.jpeg

135DFC16-762E-4F02-84E9-9F8B67BA4957.jpeg

07BB736D-8843-4FA7-B888-C2FA7671F7CD.jpeg

E9476FEB-1649-4E27-B4E0-DA724932A483.jpeg



6. Run the power wire however you want to the right side of the fuse box. To the right of the fuse box there is a plug with a thin red wire. That wire is 12v constant, and I believe it goes to the maplight. Tap that red wire.

1EFE08A5-050C-4982-9B29-FD864A938951.jpeg

FEAD74A5-EF6B-4564-87A3-A8AA85760688.jpeg

64F66618-2769-41C1-80C1-E04305D4494E.jpeg



7. Reinstall all the dash pieces.

8. Enjoy your new glove box light.

66BAF9D3-B4BF-4768-BC0B-2D8CB3ECDED4.jpeg

13A10B7E-7517-4B79-A08A-5A2195C23B93.jpeg





I have an extra OEM plug and wires, ring terminal, and wire tap. PM me if you're interested, $10 shipped. Otherwise you will need to buy in bulk to get these items.
Long shot bud, hey do you still have the leftover parts?
 
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