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Interior lights don't go on

2004 Chevy Malibu - The interior lights do not go on when the remote unlocks the doors or when the doors are opened.  I can turn them on manually.  Suggestions?

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  • kindigd Mar 12, 2009

    I assumed something got turned off, too.  The first thing I did was check the manual but it was no help.  Any other suggestions?

  • k0vp Mar 31, 2009

    Just purchased a 2006 Malibu LT V6 with no interior lights upon door opening. The interior light works in the manual mode. I have tried all passenger doors as well. The owners manual doesnot mention interior lighting as a menu function. If the feature is turned off it must be controled by other than the dashboard menu system.

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There is the overhead light right above your center console. It has three positions, always on (all the way right), Always off (all the way left), and On when you open your doors (center position). Sometimes I knock it accidentally. Had you already checked that?

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It sounds like the feature has been turned off. Check your owners manual, it will show you how to reactivate them again.
Start there, if that doesn't work, let me know.
Regards,

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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    Bruce Bracey Mar 12, 2009

    Well, if the lights have not been deactivated, then it becomes a bit more complicated.

    When you use your remote to unlock the doors, the RFA module sends a serial message to the BCM to unlock the doors and turn on the lights. We know the message is sent because the doors unlock.

    When you open the drivers door, a ground signal is sent to connector C1 at the BCM to turn on the lights, We know that is not happening.

    When you open any of the passenger doors, a ground signal is sent to connector C2 at the BCM. Have you tried opening one of the passenger doors to see if the lights will come on? It would help to narrow it down.

    As it stands right now, either the feature is turned off or the BCM is faulty.

    Try a passenger door, front or rear and see if the lights come on and let me know.

    In the mean time, I will investigate the feature function and see if there is something specific you need to do.

    Let me know.

    Regards,

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Possible Body control Module ( BCM )

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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    Tommy Moore Mar 17, 2009

    Ahem.. Didnt I just Say BCM ? Body Control Module .. sCREW THIS.. i QUIT

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