[DML] Re: Door light quandry...
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[DML] Re: Door light quandry...

Something is very wrong with the wiring in your car. At the very least
the fuse for that circuit should have blown. I would start by seeing
if it is even fused or maybe the wrong size fuse is in there. If you
find the wrong size fuse is there, you should check ALL of the fuses.
After this all I can say is the circuit must be followed to find the
problem. This is not a usual type of failure. Probably some wiring
mods by a previous owner. It is also possable you have a problem in
one or both of your inside courtesy lights. If they were to melt and
short out then you would have an excessive current draw but the fuse
should have popped.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "seanhagan" <seanhagan@...> wrote:
> I opened the driver's side door at the grocery store parkinglot 
> yesterday, and the door lights did not turn on... Figured there was 
> a loose wire connected to the switches. 
> I jiggled the wires behind the switches, and lo and behold the 
> lights came on. But that was not all that happened. I could see 
> sparks coming out from the switch towards the outside of the car. I 
> could also see smoke and fire coming from behind. My driver and 
> passenger switches are now all melted and ruined. :-( I managed to 
> pull the wires off the switches in a parkinglot - Ouch! So now I 
> have no wires connected to any of the door switches... therefor the 
> lights should NOT come on when the doors are open or at all for that 
> matter, unless I were to short the wires. That is not the case. When 
> my doors are open with the car on/running, the lights are off. When 
> the car is off, the lights are off. When the key is set to the 
> accessory position, the lights are on. No wires are connected at the 
> door switches. 
> I've since disconnected the battery to avoid any further melting of 
> wires and switches. 
> Anyone see this before?

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