1998 E36 318ti Compact Interior Light Problem.

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    Heres one for you all.

    Sometimes when I get in my car and shut the door all the interior lights stay on including footwell lights etc.

    Other times they go straight off and stay off for days.

    Someone mentioned today that the drivers door latch that the door closes onto has a little switch attached and this may be faulty.

    Has anyone come across this before as I don't fancy replacing the latch unless it is that?

    Thanks, Baz.
     
     

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    Disconnect the latch and see if it still does the same thing. If it does then there's another fault. If not then replace the latch.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by billywhizz1984 View Post
    Disconnect the latch and see if it still does the same thing. If it does then there's another fault. If not then replace the latch.
    Thought about doing that, but the wires go directly into the latch and the other end goes into the car bodywork. I could cut the wires and resolder them, but would rather not do that unless I have too.
     
     

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