Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:17 pm
Drives: 1995 V6 Keyhole lights not that easy to change, the lamps are embedded into a molded rubber surround which is used for mounting them, lamp one end and two wires the other end. These 2 wires then become part of a 4 wire loom (other 2 are from microswitch on door handle) and run to a plug.
Suspect easiest way to replace would be to get hold a spare loom and replace the whole lot. One of those projects still got to get round too.
Leds in handles would be easy to wire in, using plug above, this would illuminate handles once they have been lifted, ie keyhole light activated. Not sure how you could wire them up to come on when remote used.
Ok thanks my main prob is I have got the light out but once wired in new one can't seem to get to work there's no power getting to light even once switch is activated are they on a realy? Or is the switch timed as they stay on for while then turn off. Since doing this the ignition switch light an other door light has stopped working so do you think I've blown something? All interior lights work
dosnt seam to be a realy or fues listed for key hole light lol theres power going to first plug loom befor it gose to micro switchso woundering whether micro swich has problem still stumped lol ver little if any info on this.
hi i have the same problem with the key hole lights but also with the ignition light. I did strip and get to the door light as siad before it was encased in rubber i replaced the bulb but nothing i tried to follow the wires to find a solution but nothing. How ever i did manage to fit an l.e.d but it stayed on and did not go out when the door was closed (so pretty pointless) The other way is to wire it to the interior light, so that it would work but then i thought why do that as once im in the car. i wont need to be looking at the outside of the door and same for the ignition light when the door is closed the interior light goes out so thats pointless. Thats were iv'e got so far so if you find a solution to make the door lights work and the ignition light work i would be over joyed
We've had same problem - apparently caused by changing bulb without disconnecting power first - blows the lighting control module - ignition light and 2 door lock bulbs are on the same timed circuit activated by door handle microswitch. Module is usually white and situated with fusebox by driver footwell. Can be replaced - see link below: