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Title: Interior light issue
Post by: atreyu on January 24, 2015, 06:50:38 PM
Hi all,

Has anyone had the same problem as me? Randomly when driving, I guess due to vibration/rough roads the interior lights come on and flicker on and off. Sometimes it doesn't happen, other times it does. They don't dim out as per locking the doors or getting in etc just on and then off. I guess somewhere its shorting to earth?

Any ideas where to start looking? The push to make buttons on the front door feel free to move in and out and the tailgate is correctly shut so I've looked at the very basics.
Title: Re: Interior light issue
Post by: gregers on January 24, 2015, 09:12:57 PM
maybe take a look at the plungers on the door frames.iirc the rubber comes off to expose the switch.
Title: Re: Interior light issue
Post by: atreyu on February 01, 2015, 11:36:01 PM
For the price I've replaced the door switches and I'm still driving around with flashing interior lights. I suspect it's the boot switch now.... Can anyone tell me where it is? As theres no push "button" switch I guess it's in one of the latches?
Title: Re: Interior light issue
Post by: Mirez on February 02, 2015, 06:11:30 PM
Correct its mounted to the side of the handle within the tailgate.
Title: Re: Interior light issue
Post by: daddyfixit on February 02, 2015, 08:29:51 PM
from personal experience, check rear door switches;   my nsr has been damaged & replaced twice due to being caught by the kids getting out of the car. eurocar parts sell the genuine items.
Title: Re: Interior light issue
Post by: SilverBeast on February 02, 2015, 09:29:06 PM
If the switch is in the tailgate, then I guess it could also be the wiring in the tailgate gaitor.