Notices
 

  

Thread: Interior lights wont turn off

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. Question Interior lights wont turn off 
    #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hi. I have a 52 Skoda Superb 1.9TDi and the interior lights wont turn off. I have fixed the leaking pollen filter and changed the CCM. I've lifted the carpet and checked for water but all is dry. All worked fine for about 3 weeks. I unlocked the car today and the interior lights came on as normal. When i started the car the 3 interior lights stayed on. If i turn off the ignition and lock the car the two rear lights will turn off but the front one stays on. All 3 lights can be turned off manually with their respective switches. I've tried disconnecting/reconnecting the battery but it makes no difference. Everything else on the car seems to be working ok.

    Any ideas anyone?
     

  2. Re: Interior lights wont turn off 
    #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    6,323
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 685 Times in 669 Posts
    I get the impression you have had a water leak,? has the control unit been wet?
     

  3. Re: Interior lights wont turn off 
    #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hi Kenney.
    Oh yes the water used to flood in. I used to park facing uphill (DOH!) so when it rained the control unit wasn't so much damp as floating. Repaired the leak, dried everything with the wifes hairdryer, checked all the wiring and connectors and replaced the control unit (CCM). All was fine until today.

    I've since found out that the rear interior lights and the exterior mirror light will turn off when I lock the car but the front interior light doesn't. When driving the car all the interior lights (except the footwell lights) remain on.

    I figure it may be a sensor in the door lock but dont really know what I should be looking for.
     

  4. Re: Interior lights wont turn off 
    #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    6,323
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 685 Times in 669 Posts
    You may have a faulty micro switch in one of the door locks,and,about 30cm from the CCU multi stick contact,there are a couple of connecting points in the wiring harness,which corrode,and cause various problems.You will not see them before you remove the insolation tape on the harness.Although the unit might have been dry,when you fitted it,if there was damp in the carpets,this could cause condensation in the unit,maybe worth while having another look at the unit.If you find no fault with what i have mentioned,you will need to check the micro switches with dignostic equipment.
     

  5. Re: Interior lights wont turn off 
    #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Thanks for that. I was unaware of the connectors under the insulation tape. I'll check them out tomorrow. I'll keep you posted.
     

  6. Re: Interior lights wont turn off 
    #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I've checked the rest of the wiring and connectors and they are all fine. Looks like the microswitches in the door lock will have to be the next thing to check. Job for the weekend methinks.
     

  7. Re: Interior lights wont turn off 
    #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Latest update. Took the drivers door lock out today. What a long drawn out process that is. Checked all the microswitches and all appeared ok. Then cheked the circuit board and eureka! A bad solder joint. Resoldered the joint and all is working fine.

    I found the following link very useful

    http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1542461

    Ah well. On to the next problem. Lol.
     

Similar Threads

  1. Interior lights will not turn off when door closed
    By hendy00 in forum Golf MK4 - 1999 - 2004
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-01-2016, 07:25 AM
  2. Please Help turn on headlights get indicator, interior lights, central locking failure
    By vwsharancarat in forum Touran - Sharan - Caravelle
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-09-2008, 06:52 PM
  3. engine wont even turn over!
    By icemantaz in forum Leon
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18-04-2008, 10:34 AM
  4. low beams wont turn on
    By ryon13 in forum Golf MK4 - 1999 - 2004
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-01-2008, 07:14 PM
  5. wont turn over
    By kesn in forum Golf MK4 - 1999 - 2004
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-10-2007, 09:04 PM
Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  




  



Disclaimer: VW Audi Forum is an "independant enthusiast website", and is in no way related to any of the Worldwide Volkswagen,Audi,Seat,Skoda,Bentley,Bugatti,Porsche or Lamborghini group of Companies. For official up to date information on any of there vehicles, please visit the official websites. Any comments made throughout this website, are the views of the respective poster, and in no way represent the views of the VW Audi Forum Administration, or the worldwide Volkswagen & Audi Group of companies.


VW Audi Forum do not vet and are not responsible for any information which is posted in this forum. All content is viewed and used by you at your own risk and we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of the information.


Copyright: Images used on this website by the Administration are "Copyright" of Volkswagen GB, Volkswagen AG (Germany), Audi GB, Audi AG (Germany), Volkswagen Motorsport GB, Volkswagen Motorsport AG (Germany), Audi Motorsport AG (Germany), Volkswagen Racing GB, Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche and Lamborghini. No image can be replicated by anyone WITHOUT the relevent Companies written permission.


All trademarks and copyrights remain property of their respective owners.

No part of the VW Audi Forum website or forum may be reproduced without written permission from the site administration


PLEASE NOTE - PERSONAL ABUSE, ABUSE AGAINST THIS OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE OR ANY COMPANY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. OFFENDERS WILL BE MODERATED OR EVEN BANNED.


This website and forum are best viewed at a minimum resolution of 1024 by 768.



  



- VW AUDI Forum - The #1 Volkswagen (VW) Group Forum - Volkswagen (VW) - Audi - Seat - Skoda - Bentley - Bugatti - Lamborghini - Porsche - VW Audi Forum -


- www.vwaudiforum.co.uk - www.vwaudiforum.co.uk -