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Interior lights not lighting when I open doors

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As above 

ive had my gen 1 Carman for 3weeks now and I’ve tried every combination of switch positions and I can switch all the interior lights on an off but the only ones that light when I open the doors are the ones in the door panel 

anyonr got any advice before I book it in with Porsche ?

 

Scott 

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Did you ever get to the bottom of this Scott?  

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No not as yet 

I don’t think it’s the door switch as it’s the same both sides 

I’m going to ask Porsche Teesside if they’re any the wiser than me 

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Only hurt my bank account £100 + vat and unfortunately it hasn’t worked 

so back to the drawing board 

im having a parrot Bluetooth kit removed next week so will see if there’s any wiring issues 👍🏻

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Update 

if I position the switch in the middle the lights in the foot wells and reading type near the mirror all light up 

if I then turn the ignition and start the engine, I presumed that the lights would fade out.....(not the case) they stay on permanently 

if I then switch the engine off and lock up after about 20-30seconds they switch off 

so my thoughts are if there’s a dimmer type unit has it gone faulty ?

or could it be faulty door switches ( but both sides wouldn’t go at the same time)

I’m I tad stuck

any thoughts anyone ?

I've been to Porsche Teesside  who ran a diagnostic (nothing showed up)

they tried doing a reset and delivery reset ( nothing)

 

Scott 

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Could it be a battery issue?  Although not exactly the same, these 2 posts suggest disconnecting or replacing the battery to resolve mysterious electrical gremlins!

 

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=48&t=1169396

 

https://www.porscheclubgb.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=688966

 

 

 

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@Scott1967 ... Maybe a silly question but have you set your interior light switch unit correctly?

 

On 987.1 S the interior light main roof unit has 2 switches... They need to be set in the middle to illuminate when unlocking/opening the doors...

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Yes I have the switches in the middle position 

the footwell and roof units light but don’t go off even if the doors are closed and locked or if I start it and drive 

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29 minutes ago, Scott1967 said:

Yes I have the switches in the middle position 

the footwell and roof units light but don’t go off even if the doors are closed and locked or if I start it and drive 

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Hmm... Sounds like the door switches or the courtesy delay relay unit is faulty?

 

Just guessing mind... 

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Just disconnected the battery for 10 mins 

reconnected it all work as they should 🤪

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1 hour ago, Scott1967 said:

Just disconnected the battery for 10 mins 

reconnected it all work as they should 🤪

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Well, I never!!

 

I thought you'd taken it to Porsche Teeside?

 

Did they not think to reset by disconnecting the battery :35_thinking:

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I did but they ran a diagnostic and then they did a delivery reset no good 

then gave it back and charged me £100 

 

 

i got got the fix from a post on piston heads 

issue with a 997 but sounded exactly like my issue

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Amazes me that a Porsche main dealer doesn't know about this "fix" ... Well, tbh, it really doesn't surprise me... ime the so called "technicians" are just glorified spanner monkey's! ... Same in the biking world with main dealers!

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On 07/01/2019 at 16:43, Ben said:

Could it be a battery issue?  Although not exactly the same, these 2 posts suggest disconnecting or replacing the battery to resolve mysterious electrical gremlins!

 

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=48&t=1169396

 

https://www.porscheclubgb.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=688966

 

 

 

@Ben Good shout fella :89_clap:

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Great stuff! 

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