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INTERIOR LIGHT PROBLEM

Interior lights seem to work the wrong way around they stay on when travelling and only goes off after a long time. according to the manual it should dime after the car is started and when a door is opened it should stay on for four min

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  • ben PIETERS May 23, 2009

    I CHECKED ALL SWITCHES I EVEN CHANGED THE RELAY IT LOOKS LIKE THE RELAY IS WORKING THE WRONG WAY ROUND

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Check to see if the little spring-loaded switch is being depressed when the door is shut. It will be on the inside of your door. Push it in with your finger to verify the switch is still spring-loaded. If not, there could be your problem.

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