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Old 01-02-2019, 08:39 PM
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I have a few questions about some interior lighting (possible) issues on my 02 Intrigue.

First, unfortunately I cannot remember when the light around the ignition key switch is illuminated or should be anyway. Mine illuminates when I press the keyless entry unlock and goes out when I start the engine and remains out even if the parking or headlights come on. It turns back on when I shut the engine off.

Secondly, I cannot remember if the little red light(*) in the transmission selector in the console that show which gear you are in is supposed to be lit up all the time (i.e. anytime the engine is running) or if it only should be lit when the parking or headlights are turned on. Currently, it only lights up when the parking and headlights are turned on.

Lastly, I am having and intermittent problem with all the interior lights. Sometimes when I press the keyless unlock button to enter the vehicle or turn the engine off to exit the vehicle the interior lights do not come on at all but other times they do. All other functions on the vehicle seem to work fine.

Any thoughts would be appreciated!
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Every thing sounds right......as for the interior lights not coming on all the time, that could be a product of your light sensor? I.E., in daylight those interior lights may not be commanded on(they should definitely come on at night)......also check to make sure your dimmer switch does not get accidentally moved.....





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Well, I get interior lights if I turn the key to the on position. When I turn the key to the off position the lights time out as they should. But, when I open any of the doors no lights come on. Sometimes after the car has been sitting for a bit and I go and open the door the lights come on that ONE Time only. If I try to turn the lights on with the dimmer switch when the lights do not come on from opening the door they still do not turn on. I tried replacing the ignition switch as I keep a spare one on hand and still know difference.
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OK, if opening your doors or activating your dome light from the dimmer switch does not turn on the interior lights, hate to say this but, your lights are controlled by the BCM........You would need a Tech II scan tool to verify this....
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Ah yes, the good old BCM! I bet you are right. Will have to get the scan put on it. The one good thing is that it is located right next to the emergency brake. Easy to get at. I can swap it out in the dealership parking lot if needed and have it programmed right then.

Thanks for your help I really do appreciate it!
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