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My interior lights and door panel lights won't go out

I have a 2000 beetle and something keeps draining the battery, we noticed that the door panel light on the drivers side isn't going out and the interior lights are staying on even when the door is shut, also the alarm will not activate, It acts like its not computing that the door is shut, what should we look for??

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  • ruffnerjill Jan 23, 2009

    The power windows work fine, and so do the visor lights. We had to click all the interior lights into off position, otherwise they stay on all the time even with the door shut and we had to pop out the door panel light until we could figure out the problem, we looked for a button to press by the door but couldn't find one. I actually have a 2001 beetle but listed it as a 2000 because we have learned it has mixed parts, like the mirrors are 2000 model and so is the engine, but the mfg date is a 2001?? go figure ???Thanks for getting back to me so quickley :)

  • ruffnerjill Jan 23, 2009

    yes we have a dimmer I have adsjusted it back and forth but it makes no difference

  • brandywine24 Feb 08, 2009

    Mine did that for a while too. I put the lights set in the middle, so they just stayed off. And as the door eventualy it fixed it's self. Strange.

  • kade101 Apr 22, 2009

    mine does all the same things you said, pluss it beeps for almost a min everytime i start my car and when i turn on my head lights its a solid beep..... and on my keys, the lock button wont work but the unlock button will... i thought it was the betterie but i got it checked out, they said it was probly my drivers door lach??? but i have a 2000.... has anyone got parts or got it fixed?? if i may ask do you know a price????

  • Ronnie Wilson May 11, 2010

    So Sorry but im realy trying to help , do you have a dome/ dash light DIMMER Dial?

  • Ronnie Wilson May 11, 2010

    Power Windows ? or manual Makeup Lights in visors? Im trying to look at the Wiring diagram for this and I need to know aboout the windows.meanwhile you might check for the fallowing.

    One of the Dome/Interior Light Buttons is NOT WORKING , When you close one or the other door with the with other CLOSED there is a Button that is PRESSED BY the DOOR

    that turns off all Interior Lighting THIS IS WHY YOUR ALARM will not ARM it thinks a Door is open. need info to help UNLESS THIS Has DONE it for you if so PLEASE RATE Me !!!! Thank you and I will be Looking for a response

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    I cannot get door ajar light to go off and the interior lights also stays on, on a 2001 Lincoln town car



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I have the answer to your problem. One of 2 things. Cut wiring harness in the door accordain between the frame and the door. Or most common a defective door latch. The door latch contains the microswitch that tells the comfort module that the door is open or closed. If the lights stay on this means the switch thinks the door is always open. Also the alarm will not activate. First make sure no cut wires then if not replace the door's defective latch.

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One of the Dome/Interior Light Buttons is NOT WORKING at door

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