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  1. 1997 E36 323i Interior lighting 
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    Hi
    New to the site today and wondered if anyone can point me in the right direction, I bought the above car oct last year. The interior light works if I switch it on manually on the inside but doesn't come on if the door is opened or when I take the keys out of the ignition, someone has informed me that it will be one of the relays being as there is two relays can anyone tell me which one it is also any ideas if it's not this
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    There are no relays involved. First, check fuse 14.
    So none of the doors bring on the light?
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    Hi Mate
    Thanks for your help, yes the light works if you switch it on manually inside but fails to work when you take your keys out of the ignition and also fails when opening the doors I've looked at fuse 14 and this is for a window lift
    any further help will be appreciated
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    May be a problem with your ZKE module, which controls the light as well as other body electrics
     
     

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    Can you tell me where I fnd this and do I req a auto elec do take a look a it ??
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    Check your switches as they wear out and stop operating the interior lights





    ZKE is the long module at the top (large black plug and a yellow and green plug)



    Also, be sure to take a look at the wiring that runs from your vehicle into the bootlid as the wires are prone to snapping and making contact with each other which causes all sorts of issues within the vehicle electrical system
     
     

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