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Honda Element doors unlock when going over a bump and courtesy light comes on

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Probably one of the courtesy switches. There is one switch for each front door located on the body pillar at the rear of the door. Either one of the switches is too touchy or the door itself does not close tightly enough to depress the switch enough. If it's a door latching problem, a striker adjustment may solve the problem. See if the doors are flush with the body at the rear of the door when closed.

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    the chicken or the egg. the unlock fails, door goes ajar, and the door is open switch closes, and courtesy lamp glows. in that order, not the reverse.

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Slow down? (LOL)

you have serious electrical problems.
id try a Honda dealer on that.
or
any shop flying a ASE flag on shop and shoulders.

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Posted on Oct 12, 2013

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SOURCE: Rear interior light and door courtesy lights not working- Jaguar

take off the cover and replace them. if you have a volt/ohm meter you can put if on the car side and make sure you have voltage and the ohm meter on the buldb should give a 1 rating if its good. it would be the cheapest and easiest to just get a new bulb and see if it works then start checking fuses if its not the bulb.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: courtesy lights won't come on dodge 2500 ram van 1997

Turn the headlight switch anti clockwise until you hear a click

There is a feature to disable the interior lights when the doors are open for camping. (Turn the switch fully clockwise).

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Honda Pilot lighting problem

the driver's door has a switch which tells the multiplexer control unit that the door is open and the control unit then switches on the lights. It sounds like the switch is not making contact when the driver's door is open. The lights work and the other door switches work--so it isn't a fuse or multiplexer problem.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Sequoia, door ajar light goes off, but dome

To temporarily solve the light problem, I taped a washer to the inside of the door where the door hits the plunger on the light switch. A permanent solution would be to drill a hole in the door at this spot and put a self taping screw in that will trigger the switch sooner. I figured out the reason the dome light stayed on is due to the courtesy light timer and the lights would have eventually gone off.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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SOURCE: no courtesy lights. when i turn the light switch

you have a bad light switch or a bad door switch

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2008 Saturn Vue Hybrid courtesy lights up front and mid cabin don't go on when door is open. Rear cargo does. Otherwise they do work


When the body control module (BCM) is in an active state (awake) it energizes the courtesy lamps supply voltage circuit. The courtesy lamps supply voltage circuit supplies voltage to all of the interior lamps, including the illuminated entry lamps (courtesy lamps). The illuminated entry lamps are turned ON when they receive a battery positive voltage from the courtesy lamp supply voltage circuit of the BCM. When the ignition is in the LOCK position the BCM will apply the courtesy lamp supply voltage circuit under the following conditions:
• The door jamb input transitions to an active state (opening a door).
• The use of the remote keyless entry (RKE) to unlock the side doors.

Do you know how to do automotive electrical circuit testing using a DVOM- digital volt ohm meter and a wiring diagram to pin point testing areas of a circuit ?
Circuit/System Description
The body control module (BCM) applies battery voltage to the courtesy lamps through 2 separately controlled courtesy lamp supply voltage circuits. When any door is opened, the door ajar switch contacts close and the BCM receives a door-ajar input. If the BCM receives a door lock or unlock input or a rear hatch open input, the BCM will activate the courtesy lamp supply voltage circuits, providing battery voltage to all of the instrument panel (I/P) courtesy lamps, dome lamps, rearview mirror lamps, and rear compartment lamps. In the event that any of these lamps were to remain illuminated for more than 20 minutes with the ignition switch in the OFF position, the BCM will deactivate the courtesy lamp control circuits to prevent a total battery discharge condition.

You can view free wiring diagrams here http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html Enter vehicle info. year , make , model and engine ! Under system click on lighting ,then under subsystem click on interior lighting . Click the search button then the blue link. Looking at the first diagram you will see on the top left a fuse box , this B+ for the BCM ,top right is the BCM .You will see three wires coming out the bottom of the BCM , these go to your courtesy lamps , The thing's that look like a open switch inside the BCM , they are transistors or high side drivers . When commanded these supply B+ voltage to the lights . Finding the BCM an testing output voltage would be my first step , before taking the inside of the vehicle apart to find wiring harness to test .

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Toyota Echo dash lights won't come on.


Nope, theres nothing under the car wires run along the inside of the doors under the carpet, about your door locks, the drivers controls the lock/unlock make sure you have so the passengers can unlock, also check your child lock lever on the rear doors , make sure those are move in the right position, if you got the child safety on sometime the driver piwer swutch wont open it, make sure your courtesy light is not all the way off, the Dimmer, it controls the instrument panel lights, FUSE FOR THE COURTESY, i belive is conected to the door lights, halo on your key or light, glove box light, and your dome light's. Hope this helps, CHECK FUSES WITH METER OR TEST LIGHT.

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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 ?
What

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Hi there I have an 04 Honda Accord 2.2i ctdi sport and I was installing projector lights into the door courtesy lights now the courtesy lights on the drivers side aren't working.


Could be a bad light switch in the driver's door. You can check and see if you have power on the driver's door with a tester before you purchase a new switch.

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Interior courtesy light


Page 116 and 117 of the manual explain that there's a two-position slide switch on the map light, DOOR and OFF. The back light has three positions, ON, Door Activated, and OFF.

Pages 116 and 117:
http://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/pubs/om/ACC080/ACC0808OM.pdf

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THE Element lights up in dash every now and then .when it does the door locks make sound of locking and unlocking , also the dome light comes on. I can reset it by opening the door and closing it. Could...


sounds like you bumping your door unlock button on your key ring you have a square black alarm door opener on your keys thats what it sounds like is happening if you do try it with you inside car see if situation repeats itself if not then some one has one to your car that may be playing tricks or you have a faulty door alarm key it has something to do with your anti theft system

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Keyless entry not working


Programming
When
Remote control added or replaced. System malfunction.
How
Obtain all remote controls. Remove key from ignition switch. Close all doors. Open driver's door. Carry out the following within 24 seconds: Turn ignition switch ON and back to LOCK position 3 times. Remove key. Press and release driver's door courtesy light switch 3 times. Ensure doors lock and unlock. If not, wait 40 seconds and repeat procedure starting with driver's door already open. Press each remote control lock or unlock button twice. Ensure doors lock and unlock after each remote control operation. If not, proceed as follows: Press and release driver's door courtesy light switch once. Ensure doors lock and unlock twice. Repeat procedure starting with driver's door already open.
NOTE: A maximum of 3 remote controls can be programmed.

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2004 crown vic interior lights stay on


Don't think you have a door ajar switch problem , more then like the lighting control module is the culprit . Does the door ajar light on the instrument cluster stay lit ?
The interior lighting can be separated into two distinct modes of operation: the courtesy lighting and the demand lighting. The lighting control module (LCM) controls all of the interior lighting in the vehicle, as described in the following text.
The front dome lamps, rear reading lamps, and instrument panel courtesy lamps, can be illuminated either by opening any of the vehicle doors (courtesy lamp function) or by depressing the headlamp switch (demand lamp function).
When any door is open, the door ajar switch grounds an input to the LCM which then sends power to the courtesy lamps. The voltage sent to the courtesy lamps gradually increases from 0 volts to 12 volts within 500 ms (± 50 ms), to achieve the theater lighting effect. When the door(s) are closed the door ajar switch(es) break(s) the ground to the LCM input which then gradually reduces the power from 12 volts to 0 volts within 5 seconds. (± .5 second).
When the headlamp switch is depressed it grounds an input to the LCM which in turn sends 12 volts to the front dome lamps, rear reading lamps, and instrument panel courtesy lamps. When the headlamp switch is depressed a second time, it breaks the ground to the LCM input which then ceases to send power to the front dome lamps, rear reading lamps, and instrument panel courtesy lamps.

The battery saver will disrupt power to the courtesy lamps after 10 minutes, the demand lamps after 30 minutes, and the headlamps after 10 minutes. Turning the ignition switch to the RUN or ACC position will terminate the battery saver feature by disabling the interrupt timers and reinstate power to the lamps.
Do you know what DTC'S are ? diagnostic trouble codes !
LCM Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index DTC Description Source Action B1322 Driver Door Ajar Circuit Short to Ground LCM Go To Pinpoint Test F . B1442 Door Handle Switch Circuit Failure LCM Go To Pinpoint Test G . B1445 Door Handle Switch Circuit Short to Ground LCM Go To Pinpoint Test G . B1563 Door Ajar Circuit Failure LCM Go To Pinpoint Test C . B1566 Door Ajar Circuit Short to Ground LCM Go To Pinpoint Test H . B1685 Lamp Dome Input Circuit Failure LCM Go To Pinpoint Test I . B1687 Lamp Dome Input Circuit Short to Battery LCM Go To Pinpoint Test I . - All Other DTCs LCM REFER to Section 419-10 .

PINPOINT TEST C: THE COURTESY LAMPS STAY ON CONTINUOUSLY CONDITIONS DETAILS/RESULTS/ACTIONS C1 CHECK THE SYSTEM OPERATION Open and close each door, making sure that each door is completely closed.
  • Are the courtesy lamps still illuminated after the 25 second time-out period?
Yes GO to C2 .

No The system is operating correctly. C2 TEST DOME LAMP SWITCH Depress the dome lamp switch.
  • Are the courtesy lamps still illuminated?
Yes DEPRESS the dome lamp switch a second time. GO to C3 .

No The system is operating correctly. C3 CHECK THE LIGHTING CONTROL MODULE
LCM C2145a

  • Are the courtesy lamps still illuminated?
Yes REPAIR circuit 53 (BK/LB). REPEAT the self-test. CLEAR the DTCs.

No INSTALL a new LCM. REFER to Section 419-10 . REPEAT the self-test. CLEAR the DTCs.

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2003 Honda Pilot lighting problem


the driver's door has a switch which tells the multiplexer control unit that the door is open and the control unit then switches on the lights. It sounds like the switch is not making contact when the driver's door is open. The lights work and the other door switches work--so it isn't a fuse or multiplexer problem.

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