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    Hi all i have a problem with my interior light that is driving me mad just now
    The light itself works just fine,what it won't do is come on when you open the doors of the car no matter what position the interior light switch is in
    If i press the switch one way the light will come on and stay on which is what it is supposed to do, if it is set to come on when you open the doors the light will not work.
    Is there a fuse that works this?? also i can't seem to find the little button on the inside of the door jam that normaly operates the interior light
    any help will be good
    cheers Keith
     
     

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    Does it work when the passenger door is open?
     
     

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    Sorry to hi jack but I have this same problem and it doesn't matter which door is open the lights don't come on. What do you think Steve ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by w4vy View Post
    Sorry to hi jack but I have this same problem and it doesn't matter which door is open the lights don't come on. What do you think Steve ?

    Wavy, do your windows drop when the door is opened as yours is a coupe?
     
     

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    It'll be the door switches.... It's behind the latch in the door shut !
    W4vy, both of yours could have had it, your switches (assuming they haven't been replaced before) will be 16 years old.

    Does the light work at all ? Unlocking the car.... Ignition off.... ?

    EDIT: Thats a good point that Steve made, do your windows drop ?
     
     

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    yes m8 the windows do drop but my drivers side window mech and door latch switch are broken at the minute. I've got a replacement just need to fit it but I remember before it broke the lights didn't work then so ?

    EDIT: I'll fit the new parts tomorrow and then test the lights. If they still don't work I guess it's the passenger side door latch switch ? but the window drops so ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    Does it work when the passenger door is open?
    Hi there it works when the door is open only when i turn it on manually via the interior switch
    cheers K
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by skoda169 View Post
    Hi there it works when the door is open only when i turn it on manually via the interior switch
    cheers K
    Go back to my last post then !
     
     

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    Like they said above, there is a little switch in the latch. I was having problems with my driver door ( window wouldnt drop and the light would stay on forever, then i noticed the switch. It was well worn down but i swapped the latches from the drivers to the passenger door, and hey presto all fixed!!!
     
     

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    Not necessarily 'all' fixed - Your passenger door won't work correctly
     
     

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