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Very dim interior lights

Car runing or not, open the doors and interior lights very dim, close the doors lights fade and go out like they are suppose to. What would cause this?

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Dim lights could be caused by a weak battery, a bad or corroded connection.  I would start by changing one of the bulbs.  I know my friend put lower wattage bulbs in his to make the interior dimmer because it was to bright for him.  Other than that, I would say it is hard to tell.

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There may be a bad ground for the interior lights.

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My interior light won't come on in my 1999 Buick Lesabre. I have checked the bulb & the fuse. Can anyone help me with this problem? Any ideas are sincerely appreciated.


Courtesy Lights
The courtesy lights come on under the following conditions:
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Any door is opened.


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The interior lamp switch is in the ON position.


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The keyless entry transmitter unlocks the doors (illuminated entry).

When the key is removed from the ignition switch with all of the doors closed, the courtesy lights light for approximately 25 seconds before fading out.
Battery positive voltage (B+) is applied at all times through the IP fuse block CTSY LP/PWR MIR fuse 6A via CKT 640 (ORN) through the body control module (MALL) to the courtesy lights via CKT 1732 (ORN). The MALL provides a ground through CKT 156 (WHT) for the courtesy lights under the following conditions:
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The MALL receives an input from a door being opened.


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The MALL receives an input from the interior lamp being turned ON.


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The MALL receives an input from the doors being unlocked using the keyless entry transmitter.

The courtesy lamps then light.
When the courtesy lights are activated by opening and closing a door, the courtesy lights will remain on for approximately 25 seconds before fading out after all of the doors are closed. If the ignition switch is turned to START or RUN within the 25 seconds, the lights immediately begin to fade out. If a door is left open, the MALL removes battery positive voltage (B+) to the courtesy lights after 10 minutes. When the courtesy lights are activated by the interior lamp switch, the lights remain on as long as the interior lamp switch is in the ON position. When the courtesy lights are activated by unlocking the doors using the keyless entry transmitter, the lights remain on for approximately 40 seconds. If the doors are locked using the keyless entry transmitter within the 40 seconds, the lights immediately begin to fade out.
Body Control Module (MALL) Diagnostic Mode
For a detailed explanation of the MALL module diagnostic mode, refer to Body Control Module Cell 51.
What interior light ? Dome , courtesy lights etc....They don't work with switch, keyless entry , door opening ?
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This is both a courtesy and safety issue on many high end vehicles. The light from the interior lights can cast enough light to get to front door and possibly show dangers in your path. And after first getting into you car and starting it, you can check the back seat for any unwanted hitchhikers. As for the 10 minute timer, I don't know if this can be adjusted. A Chiltons/Haynes repair manual for you car may have that answer, or, the Buick dealership shop foreman. Best of luck.

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What you need to do first is to control the light from the switch to see if it is set to off or door,if it is door,it might not go off immediately until you start the car.If it is set on off then there might be an electrical problem and you might have to get an expert to fix it for you.

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