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This guide provides instructions on how to replace the combination switch on Honda vehicles.

A Honda combination switch can be replaced in one to two hours with just a few basic tools.  

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When your Honda combination switch fails, you may notice one or more of the following.

  • Lights won't turn on or off.
  • Turn signals not working or not canceling.
  • Windshield wipers not working


  1. Start by turning your wheel and ensure that they point straight forward. Turn off the ignition. Next, open the honda hood
  2. Disconnect the negative battery terminal and wait for fifteen minutes before removing the neg terminal
  3. Remove two Torx bolts on each side of the steering wheel. Disconnect the airbag wires. Remove the airbag.
  4. Remove one 14mm bolt that secures the steering wheel. Mark the steering wheel shaft before you remove it so that you can install it in the same position. Remove the steering wheel.
  5. Remove the clock spring. Mark the clock spring exact location. Do not rotate the clock spring after you remove it. 
  6. Remove the screws that hold the combination switch in place.
  7. Disconnect the electrical steering column switch
  8. Remove the Honda combination switch from the steering column.remove Honda combination switch
  9. Align the new combination switch on the steering column. honda civic dimmer switch removal
  10. Reinstall everything in reverse order.

The video clips in this guide were recorded on a 2015 Honda Civic, but these steps will help Accord, CR-V, Odyssey, Pilot, Fit, Ridgeline, HR-V, Insight owners as well.

Are you no longer able to turn on the headlights on your Honda? Maybe the turn signals don't cancel on their own. Or maybe the wiper switch has stopped working. The problem could be your combination switch.