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Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by davidcaffery, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. davidcaffery

    davidcaffery Active Member

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    Having a problem with my front interior/courtesy light opening any of the doors it doesn't turn on but the rear 2 work fine, I changed the lock module on the drivers side as that failed but is now fine and puddle lights working, passenger side module has failed and needs replacing, would this cause the light to not work at all or should it still switch on when the other doors are opened? Thanks in advance
     
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    Did you get to the bottom of this problem, I have the same


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  3. hombre_paulo

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    Had this on mine - took the light out and took it apart.
    The contacts on the switch needing bending a bit to restore contact to the terminals. Not a great explanation but if you`ll see what i mean
     
  4. reidy4040

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    Yeah I know what you mean, I just bought a new light, didn't think I would have this problem with a brand new one


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    Does the door safety light come on (the half white/half red light in the door panel) when you open the door? If it doesn't then the car doesn't know the door is open and won't operate the interior lights correctly, it also seemed to stop the glove box light from working on my car.

    If this happens on the door with the new lock you didn't push the connector fully home or the locking tab broke and the connector has slipped a little.
     
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    If I open the doors, all the half red/white lights work, the glovebox light works, the boot light works, and the rear interior lights work it's just the main one that won't work with the doors.


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    I got the multi meter out and of the 3 pins I only have voltage on the central pin of the connector whether the doors are open or not, the 2 end pins have no voltage.


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  8. sockpuppet

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    Did the light work ok before you replaced the door lock and if so did it work anytime after the door lock replacement?
    It's possible that the passenger lock could be the cause, but I wouldn't expect the safety light to operate in the door if it was at fault.

    When you unlock the car or remove the ignition key do the rear interior lights activate (ruling out ignition barrel being stuck)

    If you can rule out all the above being at fault then its possible that there is some sort of control module for the interior light that has failed as the interior light stays on for a set amount of time before fading and it would need some sort of controller to do that.
     
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    The door lock never got replaced, I just replaced the interior light as the toggle switch was broken when I got it. The rear interior lights come on and fade, just the front that does nothing when the doors are opened. I would have thought 1 fade controller would be shared for all the lights not independent ones for each?


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    I was just thinking, there's no link to the standard stereo harness somehow is there? As I have a Kenwood unit in there now.


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  11. davidcaffery

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    I still have this problem, but have not replaced my passenger lock, the front courtesy light hasn't worked since I bought the car (as far as I can remember anyway) which is around 3 years ago and didn't seem to work once I replaced the drivers lock module
     
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    I need to get my meter out again and do some more testing around all the interior lights. I must have a break somewhere


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  13. betogt

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    you have to check the microwsitch in the door lock, see if you can replace it
     
  14. welo78

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    They tend to brake, replacing them is the best option. My right half of it only works and I even took it apart, cleaned it and used contact cleaner, it worked for a month ...
     
  15. reidy4040

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    I have replaced it, made no difference


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    Hi everyone in this post. I have the same issue and was wondering if anyone had an answer to this??
     
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    Possibly the drivers door lock module
     
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    On my car all the door locks work as they should. Does the courtesy and rear lights all go through the ccm? Or is there another module just for the lights?? Does the fairing of them controlled through the ccm?
     

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