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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Re: INTERIOR LIGHT ON TO LONG
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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The problem is caused by either a defective door ajar switch or the interior light relay. it can be any of the four switches, so the best thing to do is have the BCM scanned to see which switch is the issue. The switch is attached to the door latch inside the door.
call or notify a bone/junk yard they have the cross reference charts for vehicle parts or try a gm dealer these are a few that are compatible 97-99 Pontiac Bonneville SE 6Cyl 3.8L 231CID VIN K Fit Note Engine VIN: K, Naturally Aspirated 97-99 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 6Cyl 3.8L 231CID VIN K Fit Note Engine VIN: K, Naturally Aspirated 98-99 Buick LeSabre ALL ALL 97 Buick LeSabre ALL ALL Fit Note With Harness Codes: HEN, HER 97-99 Oldsmobile 88 ALL ALL 97-99 Oldsmobile LSS ALL ALL Fit Note Engine VIN: K, Naturally Aspirated 97-98 Oldsmobile Regency ALL ALL
this is caused by a short in the wires.
now the best place to look for that short is at the fuse panel, or at the wires that go between the door and the car frame ( in that rubber acordic tube ).
so start at the fuse panel and use a volt meter or a 12 volt test light and trace and inspect the wires for splits,broken,burnt or unshielded exposed wires.
also check the wire harness that goes up and over the steering wheel shaft down by your feet area.
if you have checked all this and you are still having troubles - please feel free to write me back here and I will do my best to help you fix this problem.
are your dasboard lights at full brightness?Turn your headlight switch(it may be on the interior light detent).BTW I drive a '97 Bonneville SE and one great thing about these cars is that if you leave a light on it will shut off after about 5 minutes so it won't drain your battery overnight.