Re: [DML] Re: interior lamps won't turn off
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Re: [DML] Re: interior lamps won't turn off



Bill,
 
What are you doing in your interior that requires so much light?  Cutting diamonds?  By the way, the delay is to provide light when you are *inside* the car, such as when you are putting the key in the ignition, with the convenience of not having to manually turn it on every time. --And while I admit that the delay module is less than perfect, my original still functions as designed after almost 90K miles.
 
With all your complaints about the way this car was made, I'm surprised you bother to own one.  I don't care about the crossover pipe because the clutch slave still only takes an hour every 10 years to replace.  I also don't care about the K-Jet, because if fresh gas is kept in it, it requires almost no maintenance of any kind.
 
I'm not trying to tell you what to do with your car; I just imagine what I could do with all the time you spend re-engineering perfectly acceptable systems!  This isn't a complaint about customization or improvement, as there is certainly a lot to be had.  I just think the engineers at DMC deserve much more credit than you give them.  I've spent 4 years daily driving 1063 to prove it...
 
Jake Kamphoefner
1063


----- Original Message ----
From: content22207 <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 11:32:10 AM
Subject: [DML] Re: interior lamps won't turn off

Removing the white module should have killed your ground irrespective
of what's in the sockets.

Are you burning LED's in the lever lights? They cast an odd
operating-roomish white light. You might find the bulbs warmer & more
inviting.

The problem I ran into (other than DMC not designing enough light
fixtures in the first place) was my white module was killing the
voltage. With it in place, the circuit dropped to 10 volts. With it
removed, the circuit went back to 12. Don't know what's inside the
thing, but whatever it is was sucking up 2 volts of my juice. Made an
already dark interior even darker. I threw it away. Who needs a light
delay when OUTSIDE the vehicle anyway? Inside, I can simply flip the
front lever.

To solve DMC's design oversight I added two footwell lights and two
lights at the top of my C pillars (rear lever light location is
covered by my third brake light). 5 fixtures throw plenty of light
around the entire interior. One of these days I'll take a nocturnal
photo and upload it to #5939's photo album (need to clean my carpets
first -- the problem with footwell lights is they really show the dirt).

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In dmcnews@yahoogroups .com, "Sean" <sweitzel@.. .> wrote:
>
> Short reply: I fixed the issue and the lamps now turn off correcly. I
> did, however make an interesting discovery - It seems that the LED
> bulbs from DMCH for some reason as far as I can tell don't draw enough
> current to tell the lamp delay timer to turn off the lamps when the
> doors are closed. Even with the dome lights hooked up correctly, the
> lamps would not shut off. Putting original incandescent bulbs back in
> restored normal functionality. 
> 
. 


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