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Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by gaza1994, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. gaza1994

    gaza1994 Active Member

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    Anyone else have an issue with their light in the glovebox? My one is ALWAYS on and it gives off quite a bit of heat! (RIP KitKats)

    So, has anyone replace the halogen (i think?) bulb with an LED one to combat the heat issue?

    and if so, which one should i be lookin at getting? (assuming its on the CANBUS thing)
     
  2. cupra14

    cupra14 Active Member

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    I suspect it should not be on and if that's right then fixing the problem might be a better idea :)

    May be a microswitch that's not working or some such.
     
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  3. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Active Member

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    Yeah, it should go off. Probably just a sticky switch. Should be easy to find and sort, the glovebox comes out easily.
     
  4. veno

    veno Active Member

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    you have to tighten probably the rubber stoppers for the glovebox door, there is a hole in them and beneath is hex bolt. I suppose they are not screwed to the correct position and your door is not closing enough to push the switch.
    Regarding the bulb I replaced mine with led and it is working ok. No canbus errors or so... I doubt glovebox light is monitored for a faulty bulb :)
     
  5. The Daily Meme

    The Daily Meme MY20 Cupra 290 Lux

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    Your car is the prefacelift isn’t it? Same with mine and it is always on in my car too. As far as I know that’s normal. It used to really piss me off driving at night because the light would seep into the cabin and reflect off the chrome on my hand break.

    I actually don’t have the issue anymore, or haven’t noticed it and I think what might have solved it was I turned the cabin lights to 0% in the car settings. This means that you won’t have the footwell lights but I prefer not having those to be honest. Feels weird having the interior of my car lit up at night so I turned it off.

    edit: can’t be sure if that’s what fixed it but I’ll check tomorrow.
     
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