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INTERIOR LIGHT ON TO LONG

I have a 97 Ponitac Bonneville SSE that the intereior light stays on about fourty five minutes after the door is opened while driving and not. Is there a way this can be fixed so that it is only on a few minutes?

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  • jpiette Aug 22, 2008

    I have already had the delayed entry module replaced and it did not change anything. Any other ideas?



    Thank you !!

    Jody

  • jpiette Aug 22, 2008

    Thanks Damien. I am relay not mechanical myself. Do you know if this is very expensive at a shop?



    Jody

  • jpiette Aug 22, 2008

    m-sykes



    This could be it !! You are brilliant !!



    Thank you !!

  • jpiette Aug 22, 2008

    I am sorry that I did not say that. I was not even sure that would have been the probelm. This is the fisrt time I have used this and not being mechanical myself , I did not know all the information you needed. I think that you could have been a little more polite.



    Jody

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Hey

Id say the relay is gone on the light....you can buy a timered relay in any motor factors and wire it up to the light!! Very easy job just take your time and be tidy!!

Damien

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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    Damien R Aug 22, 2008

    hey



    If that switch is in the correct position, it's going to either be the switch in the door pilar that is jammed in the on position, or a short somewhere in the miles of cable that make up the wiring loom.



    Damien

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    Damien R Aug 22, 2008

    no problem jpiette keep me posted:)

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This fuction is controlled by the Delayed Entry Module, when you turn the key to on the module should turn off the interior lights, in most cases the module is at fault, I would suggest you replace the module.

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    yadayada Aug 22, 2008

    Why didn't you say you had the module replaced?? I would have moved on and helped another person

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    yadayada Aug 22, 2008

    The timed relay solution suggested is going to end up causing you more electrical issues, fix it the right way. The most likely cause is the signal from the ignition on is not reaching the module, you may have a bad BCM as well.

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    yadayada Aug 22, 2008

    I don't think what I said was impolite, you left out a huge fact that was key to how I approched the repair problem, We technicians are handicpped by imcomplete information. The thing that gets me is you left a "Thanks for Trying" this is a negative comment, I proposed a repair BASED ON THE INFORMATION YOU SUPPLIED>

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