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Good Morning,

I have a 2.0D 55 plate , and my interior lights will not come on when the drivers door is opened.

They work with the passenger door and when car is unlocked with key fob but not with drivers door.

Any suggestions?

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Hi Paul,

sounds like the internal contacts on the door switch may have broken down or got a bit dirty, but  unlikely to be a fuse as you say the other doors and the fob activate the courtesy lights, should be an easy swap out for the old one and not expensive or remove and give a squirt of WD 40, If it's not something you would tackle yourself then the garage can put a meter on the door switch contacts to check first before replacing.

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Paul, had a rethink, can you try something, get in the car and press the overhead interior light switch and hold for a few seconds, had a chat with someone today who thought the interior light system just needs a reset. 

Cheers 

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Cheers Andrew tried what you suggested but did not work . must be a sensor problem . Where is it located ? 

 

 

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Hi Paul,

ahh never mind was worth a shot. The door micro switch is located within the door lock assembly, now the only way to access it is to remove said unit from the door and go from there. Not sure how you are set up to have a look at doing this yourself, but the unit to buy is around £150.00 plus labour, your local garage could do the ness electrical checks on the unit to fault find so 200 ish would be the worst case scenario I'm guessing. Oh how I wish they were the old school type located in the door frame, couple of screws and job done for a fiver.

sorry it's not great news.

let me know how you get on.

cheers

 

Andrew

 

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Thanks Again Andrew,

 

Will try the WD40 trick to see if that helps, if not will look at replacing .

 

Cheers

Paul.

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