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Old 10-08-2004, 12:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My car is currently parked on the drive and the interior lights keep coming on and going off - this is happening at totally random timing and is really pissing me off. Anyone got any ideas before I drive her to a watery death in the local reservoir???
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How long has this been going on?
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Is it possible for a wire to contact the metal body and shorting out. Or a bad connection in one of the interior lights. The metal can move enough to contact the body. Can you trace the wires especially around the pillar for such contacts?

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I think the contacts on the switch may be sticking a little - just enough that they keep making contact. I remembered that on Thursday night my partner switched the light on and off and then last night this problem occured. I switched the light on and off again and the problem has now stopped.
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