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mk5GLI

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Interior Dome lights GLI
« on: Mar 07, 16, 10:42 »
Have had an issue lately where my interior dome lights are not working when I open or unlock my doors.  The foot well lights come on but the dome lights won't.  However if I switch the dome lights on when I'm in the car, they turn on.

Would be nice to get this sorted out, tired of always getting into a dark car.

Anyone have any ideas or input?

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tpepz

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Re: Interior Dome lights GLI
« Reply #1 on: Mar 07, 16, 13:58 »
you have to have the switch in the middle position for that to work, having the switch to the left turns them off completely, to the right turns them on manually, having it set in the middle is the door/unlock activated.

mk5GLI

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Re: Interior Dome lights GLI
« Reply #2 on: Mar 08, 16, 09:00 »
you have to have the switch in the middle position for that to work, having the switch to the left turns them off completely, to the right turns them on manually, having it set in the middle is the door/unlock activated.

Switch was set to the middle, still not working.
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Vangruver

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Re: Interior Dome lights GLI
« Reply #3 on: Mar 08, 16, 10:21 »
Have you checked all the doors for actuation on the dome light?

Have you checked if your car has a fuse that controls the dome light circuitry and or other ancillary circuits?

Electrical problems are usually the worst to trace, but start with the easiest possible solutions first.

mk5GLI

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Re: Interior Dome lights GLI
« Reply #4 on: Mar 08, 16, 15:01 »
Fuse is good.

Actuation should be ok, because even when I unlock nothing happens.

Thinking it may just be the actual switch.
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Vangruver

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Re: Interior Dome lights GLI
« Reply #5 on: Mar 08, 16, 18:25 »
Fuse is good.

Actuation should be ok, because even when I unlock nothing happens.

Thinking it may just be the actual switch.
I was referring to the other door switches, if you open any of the other doors, does that turn on the dome light.

mk5GLI

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Re: Interior Dome lights GLI
« Reply #6 on: Mar 09, 16, 08:14 »
I was referring to the other door switches, if you open any of the other doors, does that turn on the dome light.

Nope.  They all did nothing.

I took apart the unit last night and fused around with it a bit, seem to be working again, but I have a feeling it wont be long until it stops again.  Looks like it is the switch
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