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The Japanese Insight has the glove box light. It could be an add-on instead of it being standard with the car though. I still love my Insight but I guess this is what happens when you early adopt.
 

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The Japanese Insight has the glove box light. It could be an add-on instead of it being standard with the car though. I still love my Insight but I guess this is what happens when you early adopt.
Any idea if the Japanese Insight also incorporates a lock for the glovebox, as with the Accord?
 

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Any idea if the Japanese Insight also incorporates a lock for the glovebox, as with the Accord?
I don't see a keyhole on the release handle so I don't think it does.
 

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The Japanese Insight has the glove box light. It could be an add-on instead of it being standard with the car though. I still love my Insight but I guess this is what happens when you early adopt.
Cool! It would be great if they offered as an after market solution/accessory in next few years.
 

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follow up to the glove box light. i ended up with small, motion-detecting stick-on light mounted to the inside top of the box.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LLIXJO4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It only comes on when it's dark and when I open the glove box door. I drove around with the box ajar at night and it stayed off even as I was jerking around the road a little getting stuff in the box to slide around. I'm wondering if distance to the motion detector has something to do with whether or not it comes on. Regardless, it does the trick perfectly w/o having to hard wire a light and switch. I'll just have to replace the batteries and keep a spare pack in the trunk.
 

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The Japanese Insight has the glove box light. It could be an add-on instead of it being standard with the car though. I still love my Insight but I guess this is what happens when you early adopt.
I just realized that the glove box picture is on the 'wrong side of the car' for it to be a Japanese Insight. (Japanese driver controls are on the US passenger side of car.) Could the picture be a US Insight and OEM light add-on instead?
 

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I just realized that the glove box picture is on the 'wrong side of the car' for it to be a Japanese Insight. (Japanese driver controls are on the US passenger side of car.) Could the picture be a US Insight and OEM light add-on instead?
What picture are you looking at? The one I can find is on the left side.
 

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I just realized that the glove box picture is on the 'wrong side of the car' for it to be a Japanese Insight. (Japanese driver controls are on the US passenger side of car.) Could the picture be a US Insight and OEM light add-on instead?
It does sort of look like the center stack on the left of the picture but it's actually the left passenger side door on the Japanese Insight.


 

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It does sort of look like the center stack on the left of the picture but it's actually the left passenger side door on the Japanese Insight.
Holy optical illusion... I totally mistook the left side of picture for the center panel and vent. Good to know that there's still hope for this existing as an an OEM glove box light/part from the Japanese Insight.
 

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The 2019 Civic (GenX refresh) now comes with a standard glove box light, though the 2016-2018 Civic didn't have one. Several 2016-2018 Civic owners are retrofitting their cars to include the 2019 Civic glove box light (part 34254-SWA-003), and a nice summary of those steps/pictures are posted here for those who are interested:

https://www.civicx.com/threads/diy-retrofit-2019-model-glove-box-light-into-2016-2018-model.35733/

The process is more detailed than I'd like to undertake 'just' for a glove box light in my 2019 Insight... but it looks promising that the U.S. Insight will SOON get this standard glove box light (and availability to US parts), since the Japanese Insight has it AND Honda included it in the Civic refresh AND it's the same platform as the Insight.
 

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Why can't they put a darn lock on the glove box?????
I'm like Insightfully--even though I only have an LX, I just want to use it until I can't anymore, then I'll have to get a new one. . .
 

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follow up to the glove box light. i ended up with small, motion-detecting stick-on light mounted to the inside top of the box.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LLIXJO4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It only comes on when it's dark and when I open the glove box door. I drove around with the box ajar at night and it stayed off even as I was jerking around the road a little getting stuff in the box to slide around. I'm wondering if distance to the motion detector has something to do with whether or not it comes on. Regardless, it does the trick perfectly w/o having to hard wire a light and switch. I'll just have to replace the batteries and keep a spare pack in the trunk.

Thanks for the suggestion. Curious if your feelings have changed since you posted this?
 

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Thanks for the suggestion. Curious if your feelings have changed since you posted this?
They have. The adhesive on the light wasn’t strong enough so it kept detaching. Also noticed the batteries needed to be changed often, leading me to believe the light was on while the door was closed.
 
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