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Old 04-04-2010, 10:27 PM   #1
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The lights in my rear view mirror intermently stay on ,any ideas?
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:02 AM   #2
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Hey 99 hardtop 08, is that all the info we can get out of you????????
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I have noticed the lights staying on a couple of times the first time I thought it just needed more time to shut off the second time my battery was dead and wasnt sure why the third time was yesterday. i got out of my car pulled the key and shut the door after a few minutes I walked back by the car to discover the lights on. They will shut off by pushing the fob or I can put the key in the ignition and if I do that the light goes off and the floor ligths stay off too. Close the door and reopen it and it goes back to normal function .
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:58 PM   #4
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Now! That's a better description of the problem, so maybe someone else has had the same problem and will post some help.
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Remember it's easy to turn them on manually and forget to turn them off.

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Old 04-05-2010, 10:55 PM   #5
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That's what it sounds like..turned on manually and never turned back off.
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:56 PM   #6
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You can shut them off with the switches on the mirror till you get the problem figued out-it may save some wear and tear on your battery

Courtesy Lamp Microrelay 42,in the instrument panel electrical center(passengers side footwell),is what controls the lamps in the rearview-it appears to be a load monitoring relay,so it could be sticking in the "on" position occasionally.

This is what I found in the shop manual for my 98,-- I'm not the best at reading schematics,but if it was my car doing what yours is doing,I'd check this first.
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:13 PM   #7
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it does seem like those lights take forever to turn off. and the interior lights don't all turn off at the same time. I noticed that the door control lights stay on for several minutes longer than any other light in my car. I guess it was designed that way in case you were still sitting inside so you can see the lock/unlock buttons? I found that odd that that its just those two lights, everything else is off, but those stay on for what seems like forever. they always go off eventually though.
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:42 PM   #8
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Capt. Obvious here.

Get in, crank it up and THEN turn the lights on from the mirror. It really does sound like you have them manually on.

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I will check into it, hopefully that is all it is. I did just replace the turn signal switch so perhaps it got bumped or somthing.
Thanks for everyones help !
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