Is the interior OH light switched off ?Hi folks, yes its me again ... stuck in another saturday!
Any ideas with an electrical problem?...interior lights will not work...neither will boot light...fuses checked, bulbs checked...all satis....any suggestions?
Thanks for that information and the wiring diagram. Yes, the door open icon does show on the dashboard - is that a good sign or not? Thanks.When you open the doors do you get the open door indication on the dashboard?
The switch is integrated in the door lock mechanism (see attached wiring diagram).
And the light is controlled by the service unit N82
Yes, the door rubber at the top of the door and window junction pops off the mount point so I guess I'll have the water in the switch problem. Will I be able to service the switch (remove it, clean and dry it out)? Thanks.And if your door's window seal is bad or separated at the back of the door (around the glass - if that makes sense) then rain will get to the lock switches et voila, no switch. Ask me how I know.
If the open door icon is shown on the dashboard indicate the switch is functional.Thanks for that information and the wiring diagram. Yes, the door open icon does show on the dashboard - is that a good sign or not? Thanks.
Thanks for those - I've printed both and will do some work on it next week.If the open door icon is shown on the dashboard indicate the switch is functional.
Furthermore I just discovered that the very early cars has a different interior light system (see attached wiring diagram)
The timing control is part of the instrument cluster.
The light is enabled by the relay I26
This relay is located in a green base socket in the fuse box area
Thanks for your interest and help. Yes, the dash icon is on if the door is open (ignition on) and goes off when the door is closed.For clarity, when you say the door open indicator light is on, do you mean that it comes on when you open the door(s) and goes off when you close the door(s). If so, that eliminates the door switch as a problem.
If the door indication light is always on then the door switch is bad and the logic circuit never "sees" the door open (it actually sees the door as never having been closed) and does not reset the timer. To test this, disconnect the battery, open a door and then reconnect the battery, the interior lights will come on, time out and not turn on with door opening.
Well, checking further today I discovered the 7.5 amp fuse controlling the ceiling light, boot light, instrument panel (clock wasn't working, other gauges were?!) electric aerial and door lock remote ( I don't have the fob for that - long gone it appears) was intact but was not connecting well! I have replaced the fuse and everything is working as it should now! Thanks for the help you 916 people in the other hemisphere from me - great to have the community! Any 916 specific sites you can recommend?Thanks for your interest and help. Yes, the dash icon is on if the door is open (ignition on) and goes off when the door is closed.
The manual push switch on the interior light operates the centre light with one push and with another push, the floor and door down lights come on and the centre light goes off. One or other remains on so I have removed the centre light bulb otherwise it remains on or alternatively, the floor lights remain on. Until I discovered this, it would account for my initial problem which was the battery draining, I expect.