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



Rear courtesy light is out.. no bulb in there... It did not work 
anyhow... so I took out the bulb.

Front courtesy light is a new one from DMCH... It functions as 
expected, and does not turn on when the key is set to accessory mode 
as the light is in the off position.

Sean

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
wrote:
>
> 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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