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bammax



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PostSubject: Interior light question   Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:52 pm

This is only slighlty in the ballpark as Rich's thread so I figured I'd start new.

Is there a way to decrease the time it takes for the interior lights to shut off after the door closes? I wait for the light to go out before I walk away from the car and this will be the third winter of me standing outside in the cold waiting for the light to go out every time I leave the car No . I was tempted to just pull the wires out of the door switch and tie them together, but in the future I'd like to add an alarm and don't want to have to mess with cut wires. I'm hoping someone can tell me of a relay or something that will turn them off after 15-20 seconds as oppossed to 45-60 seconds.
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PostSubject: Re: Interior light question   Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:21 pm

Why, do they sometimes stay on?
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PostSubject: Re: Interior light question   Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:55 pm

If they are automatic, why do you wait for them to go out? Every car I own has delay int lights, and my truck has delay headlights, and tail lights. I shut the truck off and walk away. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Interior light question   Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:23 pm

Are you in constant war with the refrigerator too?

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PostSubject: Re: Interior light question   Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:23 pm

Someone has issues with believing in modern conveniences and electricity. Wink


I think it has something to do with a green box relay thingamahdooey near your left foot.

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PostSubject: Re: Interior light question   Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:26 pm

If you do the research, I'll find you an adjustable time delay relay you can frankenstien in there

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PostSubject: Re: Interior light question   Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:28 pm

sdstick wrote:
Are you in constant war with the refrigerator too?

Ok, that's pretty damn funny right there! i actually LOL'd! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Interior light question   Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:49 pm

sdstick wrote:
Are you in constant war with the refrigerator too?
The bulb in my fridge burnt out .
I bought a new one it didn't work so i lived with out it for like 3 months.
Screwed the bulb all the way in wa la LIGHT. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Interior light question   Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:44 pm

If you check out the reply I made on Rich's post you'd see that at one point the doorjam switch was loose and the light wouldn't go out. Since then the dome light flickers a bit before it shuts off.

Then you lazy bastards can check out my electrical issues and piece the 2 together to see why I wait to make sure the light shuts off Razz
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