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Old 01-18-2006, 08:59 AM   #1
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Anyone had any problems with there interior light on their mk3s? Mine have just suddenly stopped working and the globes are fine and all the fuses are intact.. Are there any hidden fuses that might have blown or some sort of generic wiring problem that i dont know about?
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Old 01-18-2006, 09:12 AM   #2
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yeah you just have to slap it few times and it starts working again.
it happens on my car too
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Old 01-18-2006, 06:05 PM   #3
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mine dont work when i open the doors. i can turn them on with the buttons but they wont turn on with the door. maybe the door sensor/ button thing? dont know, doesnt really bother me too much.
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Old 01-19-2006, 05:20 AM   #4
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I had to pull mine down (open it up) and solder the connection. The heat from use and age causes bad connections inside the assembly. It may LOOK good, but under the solder its not making good contact.

PS. It was a bitch to solder too. But...its been 3 years and they still work fine.

And...the door switch is up there too, and it WAS malfunctioning too.
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Also...use resin solder, NOT acid solder.
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Old 01-21-2006, 12:44 AM   #6
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yeah you just have to slap it few times and it starts working again.
it happens on my car too
Ha Ha.I wish slipping sh*t around worked for all car problems.Id slap the hell out of my car everyday.Anyway my lights act funny to.They come on when I open the door but they never shut off,unless I turn them off.Oh well though it dont bother me enough to beat on it.
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who said anything about abuse?
i meant gentle slap
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Old 01-22-2006, 12:23 AM   #8
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you guys abuse your supras!?!? how dare you!!! someone should report the authorities!!! you should love and caress your supra...lol only then will it return the love that you put into it. *feels all warm inside*
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I had the same problem. I found the clips the car wiring connects to are crimped through the light assembly to the wires on the other side. These electrical crimps were making a poor connection. I tried soldering but the plastic started to soften. I finally gave it a light tap with a punch and it works fine.
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