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Re: Interior lights on the blink

My GL5 has the same problem.  There should be a 3-way switch that lets 
you turn the interior lights off all the time.  It's kind of a bummer at 
night when you're just getting in the car, but it's better than taking 
out the light bulbs.  I'll be interested to see if anyone has any insight 
into this perplexing annoyance.

Jeremy R. King
'86 VW Quantum GL5
Audi at Heart

On Fri, 27 Oct 1995, David Conner wrote:

> Can anyone offer me a clue as to the workings of the interior lights in my
> '87 5000S?
> They are supposed to come on when the doors are opened and then go out
> automatically after a short time or when the engine is started or the doors
> are locked.  
> Lately they stay on all the time.  ALL interior lights seem to be affected.
> Sometimes they will go out after a while...like maybe ten minutes, but more
> often they are still on hours later.
> For now I've had to remove the bulbs, etc.
> Bentley describes relays for front and rear bulb control, which I've
> located, but don't know if they have anything to do with the problem.
> Any insight into this latest German electrical gremlin would be appreciated.
> Dave C.
> in Columbus, Ohio
> 614-292-1619
> conner@cfm.ohio-state.edu