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Old 03-26-2016, 03:22 PM
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How Long Do Your Interior Lights Stay On??

My light above the passenger rear seat stays on longer than the rest. Sometimes as long a 5 minutes before it goes out after I leave the vehicle parked and locked in the garage. The one on the opposite side goes out quicker. Today I was concerned it wouldn't go out and drain the battery, but it finally did. It took about 5 minutes. Seemed longer. Anything to worry about?

Can I set the computer to shut everything off immediately? I can't find anything that allows that. I hope it's not a bum switch.

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Old 03-26-2016, 05:15 PM
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Is it possible that it's actually turned on? It is a push on/off type map light.
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:11 PM
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Re: How Long Do Your Interior Lights Stay On??

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Is it possible that it's actually turned on? It is a push on/off type map light.
No, there is no switch. It's exactly like the one on the drivers side which turns off in about 30 seconds or less. This one stays on for about 4 to 5 minutes or so. Then it turns off. It stays on for that length of time when I get in and start driving as well. It just stays on longer for some reason. I have no idea how these things work, or what could be on the fritz... If anything. Damn automatic stuff.
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Re: How Long Do Your Interior Lights Stay On??

I guess my 2016 is different from your 2015...on mine, the light itself is also the switch to manually turn it on.
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Re: How Long Do Your Interior Lights Stay On??

If it is on while you are driving, then it was turned on. Turn off by pushing in on the plastic cover of the light.
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If it is on while you are driving, then it was turned on. Turn off by pushing in on the plastic cover of the light.
Thanks. That's what I just discovered. There is a slight finger depression molded into one end of the clear lens. Some how the one on the passenger side got depressed, and was remaining on. I guess it's for the passenger if they need a light while driving, or some such.

I started playing with it at the gas station this morning, and when I got home they were both staying on. So I depressed each one once, and now they go off right away when I lock the doors with the Key FOB. There is a time delay of approx. 8 minutes for any interior light left on, before the car automatically shuts it off to prevent a dead battery. That is what I was experiencing.
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Oh sure, AAAA gets the credit when I had the first response that was right all along!

J/K...glad you got it figured out.
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Old 03-27-2016, 01:21 PM
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Oh sure, AAAA gets the credit when I had the first response that was right all along!

J/K...glad you got it figured out.
Yes, you were right. I just never guessed the "switch" could be so well hidden.
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Yes, you were right. I just never guessed the "switch" could be so well hidden.
Sounds like someone didn't read the owners manual thoroughly.
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Sounds like someone didn't read the owners manual thoroughly.
You got that right. I don't do manuals unless it's absolutely necessary. When I was in my 20's and got a new car, I would read them cover to cover. Fast forward 43 years, with manuals 25 times thicker, and it's a PITA to find anything. And about as enjoyable as going to an all night dentist.
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