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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 5:17 pm 
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Hi there.
I have an EL XR8 ex NSW police force car and here is the problem. The interior light won't work :lol: . It only works if the switch is switched on but does not work when the doors are opened or the remote keypad unlocks the doors. I have met another person who also has an EL ex police model and his has the same problem. It has been to the auto electricians twice and all he did was replace the body control module which did not fix the problem. Any help would be appreciated.
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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 5:37 pm 
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i actually dont think its a problem i think thats how the ex police cars were made no idea how to get it to work normally tho
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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 6:14 pm 
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Yeah thats how the cops want them to work.

Try putting a standard light switch in it.

 

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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 8:06 pm 
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lol so no1 could see the cops get out of the car at night lol thats just stupid

 

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Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 5:18 pm 
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lol so no1 could see the cops get out of the car at night lol thats just stupid


not really.... based on the idea of many corny cop shows, if they're doing a stakeout or something of that sort, and wanna get out of the car silently and swiftly, the last thing they want is an interior light flicking on and illuminating the whole car ;)

 

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Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 5:30 pm 
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ahh would not have thought of that... but it would be annoying to have though! :)

 

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Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 10:40 pm 
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I was going to say, are the switches still in the door near the hinge, but that wouldnt explain why they dont come on when unlocking the car...hmmm...strange one...wonder how they do it?

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Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 10:12 pm 
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I had this problem on mine - also ex cop.

Traced the circuit to the drivers skirting board, where they had cut the wire that goes to the interior light. They also drilled a hole in the drivers pillar and stuck a switch in there. I thought it was a broken seat buckle hook or something, so I didn't think much of it! :)

 

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Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 8:22 pm 
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So I don't have to take much plastic off then?
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Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 9:34 pm 
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Probably not. Just the 3 screws holding that skirting board on

 

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