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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old March 3rd, 2005, 11:34   #1
bowlerman
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Default my lights dont come on when i open door?

my interior lights dont come on now when i open my drivers side door with my 2001 jetta tdi. every other door works so i know its that door. my question is how does the door know its open? i dont see any buttons or anything. is it in the door lock mechanism? i am going to check wiring in door that might be problem?
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 11:53   #2
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Default Re: my lights dont come on when i open door?

I've noticed that my interior lights don't come on when you open your driver's side door either. Let me know when you get it fixed, cause it is killing me when sitting in the dark all the time.


Sorry...Good luck!
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 14:58   #3
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Default my lights dont come on when i open door?

Most likely your door latch is a problem ,thre is a microswitch that goes bad.
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 18:12   #4
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There's a faq on VWVortex about it. Some of the pins in the microswitch (within the door latch assembly) need to be resoldered. You can take it apart and DIY or get e new part for about $130US i think.
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Old March 4th, 2005, 06:15   #5
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I sure you have checked but mine has a switch that if set all the way to the left it turns them off, right on and middle auto. Back, and map lights.
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Old March 4th, 2005, 06:19   #6
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Yeah it's the microswitch for sure. I was sick of it with my car and I was going to buy a new one, but then a guy backed into my driver's side door and he bought me a new one. haha
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Old March 4th, 2005, 10:00   #7
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http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1542461
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