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1993 lumina euro z34, light on drivers door key lock stays on ?

Does not time out, drains new battery overnight, problems looks to be affected by ambient temp. I pull the 15 amp fuse labeled elect from fuse
box and light goes out. What do I check or replace next ?

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  • geo1man Jan 02, 2009

    There is a light ring around the drivers door lock, that when you pull on the handel or put the key in the lock it lights up. This light normally goes out after a short period of time. Now that the weather is cold this light stays on and drains the battery down overnight. There must be a time dely relay in the door that is bad or intermitent ? If I pull the 15 amp fuse from the fuse pannel labeled elect, this disables the circuit and light goes out. What would be the solution ? When this light is on there is about 1.5 amps being drawn from the battery. My car book does not give enough detail for this circuit. Thanks for your help.

  • geo1man Jan 03, 2009

    The problem was a shorted switch located on the passenger door latching mechanisim. This switch is rivited to the latch. It is a normally open switch. When the handel is pulled the switch will close activating the circuit which lights the lamp around the key entry on the drivers door. with the switch shorted this cased the circuit to be active all the time draining the battery overnight drawing 1.5 amps when active. disconecting the light will not cure the problem. replace the switch or disconect it.

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries May 11, 2010

    Exactly what light are we Talking about? Motor Temp Light or Interior Light?



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The only way really to get to this is to Pull the Door Panel and Check the Wiring and See if there is not a Relay Inside of the Door Panel. You will need some new Door Panel Fasteners to replace the ones that Break when you remove the Panel. You can get these at any Auto Parts Store and they don't Cost that much. Let me know what you Find!

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  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 03, 2009

    Sorry it took me so long to get Back on-I had to run some Errands. It would replace it. You should be able to use aScrew where the Rivet goes on the New one and it will be just fine. Let me know!



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