Interior light gremlin

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Qckslvr
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Interior light gremlin

Postby Qckslvr » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:35 pm

Need some extra thought on this...

Late this evening the alarm went off on the Miata. It hasn't false alarmed in the past but I gave it no thought. Later this evening when it was dark out I looked out my window and noticed the interior was lit up on the Miata. Went out to the car and sure enough the interior lights were on. I check the door switches, and un plugged them.... still on. I looked in my wiring diagram and noticed they share a circuit with the key/air bag buzzer. So I plugged those back in thinking that might have had a delayed trigger for some reason.... Light is still on. Cycled the alarm a couple times, still on. Only thing I have left is to disconnect the radio I installed, but for tonight I disconnected the battery.

Any thoughts on what it might be? any ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

I can't imagine installing a set of headrest speakers could be the cause.
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Re: Interior light gremlin

Postby Qckslvr » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:46 pm

Got it fixed. Aftermarket LED interior light kit was the problem. It some how dead shorted, yet was still it up? Half the wiring going to it was melted and fused together.

I did not discover this at first though..... First

I removed the radio.... light still on
I removed the alarm.... light still on
I removed the interior light bulbs.... the light was still on
I removed the ignition switch.... light still on

Why I did not think to check the aftermarket interior light first I have no idea. Maybe because it was lit the entire time, guess I should feel lucky it didn't completely fry and burn the car to a crisp.
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Re: Interior light gremlin

Postby TheOtherRedMiata » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:51 pm

Blame Jess
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