Does your center console(climate, radio) light up?
Bought the 2008 MDX just a few weeks ago and for the first time had to start it in pitch black. I realized that my dash behind the steering wheel was backlighted but not the center console. I had to turn on the overhead light to find where was the defrost button.
Seems like this should be backlighted but I thought I'd ask here before going to look for a fuse or a lightbulb.