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Interior lights won't turn on when door opens

My interior lights won't turn on when I open the driver's door. They turn on when any of the other doors are opened. I do have the light switch on the door position.

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  • Mich78 Dec 05, 2008

    I have the exact same problem with my 2004 Passat Wagon. I took it to the dealer and they said that I have a faulty door lock box. can i change that myself?

  • david_v72 Jan 17, 2009

    the lights wont come on when i open the doors

  • blangman May 12, 2009

    Interior lights don't come on when driver's door is opened. The info center in the dash also doesn't show the open door.

  • Mich78 May 11, 2010

    Helpyou, I do have electric locks.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    I have a VW T5 multivan from 03 my issue is that my interior light wont turn on when i open my doors I can switch it on by the panel at the cielling but only permanent light and ofc Off switch also

    any suggestions

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Interior light won't come on when opening door

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    The only time it turns off is when the ignition is on

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Do you have electric locks in the vehicle? One test to do is turn on the car's headlights and open the door. You should hear a chime when you open the driver door. One other thing is to unlock the doors with the remote if you have a remote open the driver door, get in the car but don't put the key in the ignition. The doors might relock after 15-20 seconds. This proves that the door signal open is not being processed. Just tell me what model VW and what year and if you have electric locks and I'll help you.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

  • Arbrit Sep 07, 2012

    hi there my friend. my car model is volkswagen passat 1999 1.9 disel tdi. my interlight wont turn on when the door opens. thanks for your help

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I have a 2005 with electric locks. I found that if I play with the latch mechanisim in the door, I can get the lights to come on.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: rightside interior door handle not opening door

It could mean the rod connecting the handle to the latch has broken. You'll need to remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. and you can access the innards of the door

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Need to replace the driver's door interior door opening assembly

Hi there.

The procedure is roughly the same for all mk3 x types.
You need to remove all the screws on the armrest and on the ashtray, then undo all the plastic clips using screwdrivers on the panel.

You find detailed instructions on links below, I quote:

" remove two screws at the bottom of the armrest.
pull out ash tray.
remove screw in the middle of the ash tray holder.
pull up on armrest, it should pop up, then pull it out
start at bottom right of door and start popping out the plastic clips (all the way around the door)
(remove speaker wires)
push up door panel - done"



WikiAnswers - How do you remove a rear door panel in a Jaguar XJ6


Also from manual:

Disconnect vehicle battery ground lead.
Remove the door trim pad veneer panel.
Remove the upper trim pad.
Remove the door armrest.
From inside the door pocket, release the puddle lamp (1 Fig.1) securing quarter turn fastener.
Undo and remove fixing (3 Fig.1), (front door only)
Carefully release lower trim pad fir tree fasteners.
To avoid damage and distortion of the door metal, lift the lower trim pad complete with clip and clip retainer.
Carefully pull the trim pad away from the door panel.
Disconnect the multi-plugs (1 Fig.2) and remove the lamp.
Carefully displace the trim pad (2 Fig.1) from the door retaining clips.
Disconnect the multi-plugs (2 Fig.2) and (3 Fig.2).
Remove the door pocket.
Displace and remove the retaining clips and remove the trim..
Refit in the reverse order of the removal procedure. Check the trim pad retainers for damage before refitting.

Before refitting the lower trim pad, remove the clip retainer from the pad and and reposition retainer to the door.

ndo door handle escutcheon screw and remove escutcheon
Remove the door trim pad veneer panel.
Undo and remove the upper trim pad securing screws.
Remove the chrome strip.
Undo and remove the top channel securing nuts.
Displace and remove the top channel assembly.
Place the trim pad aside (Fig. 1).
Refit in the reverse order of the removal procedure.

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SOURCE: Interior lights won't turn on when door opens

you have a bad drivers door latch, the micro switch inside is not telling the computer that the latch has been opened which would normally mean the door is open.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 Chev Silverado Door Light Switch

the actuator for the dome light is actually located inside the lock mechanism. Have you checked to make sure the dome light override button is in the out position?

Posted on Jul 17, 2010

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