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Car Electrics hi my names dan and i have a bmw e36 318is coupe has problems with the interior light staying on which there for wont let my windows slide underneath the frame around the doors when i close them. i heard problem could be something called a (module) a box which controls the electric signals to the doors and windows, if so could you please tell me where i can locate this box in my car so i can replace it or get it repaired. if there is anything else it could be please could you kindly help me by letting me know. thanks for your time much appreciated

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Very complicated discription , hard to understand if you are not a mechanic.
But anyway , sounds like a bad door switch , I don't remember if it's separate switch or it is part of a door lock. Most likely part of a door lock.
Start from checking door wire harness(broken wire) between door and the body (door opens and closes , harness bends back and forht).
If it's ok , check door locks.
The light doesn't go off because it doesn't see door closed , same reason for glass , won't close up.

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