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Intereior lights not going out!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by AudiiduA, May 30, 2010.

  1. AudiiduA
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    [May 30, 2010]
    Hi all. i noticed the interior lights arnt going out and the info panel says drivers door still open! seems to be much worse the hotter the weather! anyone had a similar prob?
    Cheers fellas:)
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    [May 30, 2010]
    microswitch on the door....I had it and you might also experiance the three beeps from your alarm in the morning because its doing overtime
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    Cheers for that! but where is it located as i have looked and cant find anything????? usually a button or summat!!!
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Do a search mate, there is a full write up on here somewhere, I used it and so have a few others and it works a treat, basically, you need a wire hanger and need to have a feel around in the locking mechanism on the side of the door, you can tell you are touching it as the light on the inside of the door will go on and off when you make contact, it just needs a tug to sort it.
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Mine old one does this too, in Really hot weather it wouldn't recognise the drivers door being shut.

    As a result, your alarm also won't arm when you lock the car....

    Most annoying
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    My S3 used to do this all the time and very rarely now since I poked the microswitch with a coat hanger wire and lagged the switch in Molyslip spray. If it does 'stick', a normal (none forceful) door open-shut usually cures it.
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    Cheers all! off to find a coat hanger lol:laugh:
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