CMF Veteran Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Northwest Louisiana
Re: interior lighting problem
On my 2002 Malibu LS the dome light and under the dash foot lights will not go off after the doors are closed. They go out if you start the car but if shut off the engine, remove the key and exit the car and close the door the lights stay on. Lights do time out after 10 - 20 minutes to save battery (as designed). Is this a relay/timer issue or a poor door lock? If there is a timer relay where is it located? Does anyone have any schematics for this?
Thanks for any help on this.
Huh. Mine don't take that long, but they DO take 5 to 10 minutes to dim out and turn off.
I dunno, I'd check the owner's manual and see if it's "broken as designed" there
I'd also check and make sure there's no "Door Ajar" notices while I'm driving.
335K miles on original motor and tranny (only motor work 2 x LIM replacement), Monroe SensaTrac struts front and back (new at approx. 300K miles), and Alero discs in back. LS fogs added with custom wiring. HID high beams, HIR low and halogen fogs. Raybestos Pro Grade front rotors and Bendix D747 ceramic pads on front.
Addendum: Rest in peace. Surge tank blew, motor overheated, I think she's lived a long and useful life.