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Trunk lights don't work... where is the contact switch?

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Old 09-29-2010, 06:53 PM
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Default Trunk lights don't work... where is the contact switch?

Hi

My trunk lights don't turn on so I would like to know where is the contact switch? Or is it built-in the catch?

Same for the rear doors because the switches are both erratic (when they work)..

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Old 09-29-2010, 07:33 PM
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On D2's, it's in the latch in the trunk lid....same for the door mounted latches.
 
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:10 PM
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:17 PM
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OK so I checked it and the switch works fine + bulbs are fine but they still don't light up.

I've noticed though that when you engage/disengage the latch (toggle the switch) I hear a ''tic'' (relay type of sound) in the central locking pump/module.

Is there a fuse for the trunk lights ?
 
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:26 PM
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The central locking/alarm module in the trunk also controls light-off delay on all interior lights....the click is probably the delay-off engaging.

The power for the trunk lights seems to come from that module, not directly from a fuse. Don't know why, but module is either not sending power to lights or bad connection between module and lights...just a guess(?).
 
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