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 Post subject: Interior door Lights
Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 6:04 pm 
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Hi people I have a 2003 Ba Fairmont Ghia only 1 interior light comes on when I open the doors the other 1 doesn't come on but you can turn it on manually so nothing wrong with the globe how can I fix this thanks Matt.
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 Post subject: Re: Interior door Lights
Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 6:26 pm 
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matthewjames79 wrote:
Hi people I have a 2003 Ba Fairmont Ghia only 1 interior light comes on when I open the doors the other 1 doesn't come on but you can turn it on manually so nothing wrong with the globe how can I fix this thanks Matt.



not sure which light you actually mean [top interior light?] .... you should have at least 4 lights come on when you open ya door, top interior light, light at the rear of the console, passenger & drivers footwell lights. if you lights in the doors [i'm presuming you do] they should also come on.
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 Post subject: Re: Interior door Lights
Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 7:00 pm 
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Sorry it's the top interior light above the right hand side rear door all the other lights come on when I open the door I think the switch is buggered I can hear a buzzing noise inside it the globe does work. The switch doesn't click very well like the other 1.
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 Post subject: Re: Interior door Lights
Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 9:26 pm 
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matthewjames79 wrote:
Sorry it's the top interior light above the right hand side rear door all the other lights come on when I open the door I think the switch is buggered I can hear a buzzing noise inside it the globe does work. The switch doesn't click very well like the other 1.



not sure what you mean by buzzing noise & where it's coming from?. do you mean the light above the rear drivers side door?

sorry i forgot to mention about the lights above the two rear doors :oops: . if it's the light above the rear door .... they do wear altho you can dismantle it and 'play' with the actual internal switch lever. i had to do this with my lights as most i have didn't work correctly.
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 Post subject: Re: Interior door Lights
Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 9:41 pm 
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The Buzzing noise is behind the light switch must be shorting out the car is a Ghia it has lights above the rear doors too I'll pull the switch apart and have a look thanks for your time.
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 Post subject: Re: Interior door Lights
Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 10:01 pm 
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it's probably not shorting out ... most likely not making proper contact. hopefully i helped.


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 Post subject: Re: Interior door Lights
Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 8:42 am 
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Yep unless a bee is stuck in your light it shouldnt buzz. Maybe its arcing because of a loose contact as Mad said.
They are s**t switches.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Interior door Lights
Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 2:18 pm 
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93EB wrote:
They are s**t switches.


yep they ARE cheap crap which is what most car makers do.
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 Post subject: Re: Interior door Lights
Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 5:10 pm 
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Thanks for you help guys :D
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 Post subject: Re: Interior door Lights
Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 9:49 pm 
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no probs. how did you go?

the light is actually very easy to remove. on the light end (clearish plastic light shines thru) if you look closely right at the end there is a small slot that i put the head of a small screwdriver in to push the clip out of the way so the light can pivot (switch goes down & other end goes up). you can then remove the actual light/switch to replace the globe etc etc or unplug from wiring loom. don't lose loom piece back in headlining as it can be a pain to retreive.
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