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Hi all,

So I finally got around to changing the bulb in my left door cigar lighter. However, it lights up when the car is turned off, and shuts off when I push the main light switch. In other words, opposite of what it is supposed to do. Not only that. When I dim down the cockpit lights, the cigar lighter brightens up. When I dim up, the bleeding light dims down. The right light works as it is supposed to. What is this? I can't figure it out. Anybody have a solution? I have to disconect the battery now, when parking!

Thanks,

Atle.

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Hi Feijucho,

Thanks for reply! Will have to check the lighter itself tomorrow, didn't think about that.

Never seen any lights in the window lift switches! Thought the marks were just painted on, in the SE. Will have to check that too!

Electrical stuff not my game...

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did you get this fixed as I have similar issue

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Did you reconnect it all properly?

The casing is POSITIVE the center bit is NEGATIVE

No idea if it would upset anything but worth a check!

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Thanks guys - still have to find the time to back the car out of the garage and check. It's been pouring down the last days!

There are two red wires going into the holder base, with an earth slide connector that fits into the socket. I think there may be a short circuit somewhere. Hope to get back to it tomorrow.

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Atle, if the cigar lighter works, but the light bulb run inverted, then you have one wrong connection, (and one unwanted return by the bulb filament) probably in the cigarlighter you have the + connected at the case and

the - in the center....

Good luck ! Feijucho.

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Thanks Feijucho, I picked out the panel and checked again yesterday - I think the fault is in the bulb holder itself. The connection filaments are in one piece riveted together and its all rattles and loose. Will try to get a new holder and see.

No big crisis but you know - you want it all to work!

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