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    Inside light stays on

    Iv got a strange problem with my car, the interior light stays on all the time, but much dimmer than when its turned on (by the switch or opening a door) so i dont thing the problem is a switch, could it be the relay?
    Mk4 3 door sxi

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    You fitted an LED bulb in the courtesy light?

    If you have, then the LED draws a very small amount of current and is dimly lit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoops View Post
    You fitted an LED bulb in the courtesy light?

    If you have, then the LED draws a very small amount of current and is dimly lit.
    yes i have, but im sure it never used to do it, its been in for ages
    Mk4 3 door sxi

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    you know I never noticed mine did this but it turns out... it does! only when the car is locked from the fob though :s

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    I'v just driven in the dark again, theres no way it did it before as I would have noticed it, any ideas how I fix it?
    Mk4 3 door sxi

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    bump, any ideas?
    Mk4 3 door sxi

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    You cant fix it.
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    But it never did it before so something must have changed?
    Mk4 3 door sxi

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    Trust me, it has always done it. The OEM bulb has constant current flowing through it, even when 'off', but because an LED needs less current to light, the LED will stay dimly lit even with doors closed etc.

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    Not wanting to make yourself or myself sound stupid, but is the light turned on @ the headlight switch? (the headlight switch pulls out to turn it on, and pushes in to turn it off)

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