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#561 of 1000 Interior lights won't go out...
Aug 28, 2005 (8:24 pm)
I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue and I am having a problem getting the interior lights to shut off. The rear view mirror, door lights, and foot lights won't shut off, even while driving except after the 20 minutes when the battery saver shuts them off. The trunk lights and glove box lights are the only lights that shut off. If anyone has any ideas as to what could be causing this or how to fix it please reply, Thanks!
#562 of 1000 Re: Burning Oil [oldsman69]
Aug 29, 2005 (8:06 am)
Other than the low oil light coming on were there other "visible" signs like oil under the vehicle?
I have no other signs of an oil leak other than the "Low Oili" light coming on. BTW, i change my oil this weekend.
#563 of 1000 Steering Wheel Lube
Aug 29, 2005 (8:11 am)
This weekend I bought a can of White Grease ($3.99 at Home Depot) and lubricated the steering wheel. WHAT A DIFFERENCE?!!!!! I followed the instructions that a member posted several months ago and I could feel the difference in driving inmmediately. The steering wheel no longer rattles during high speed braking or going over bumps. It is a very, very easy process to do. Took me about 10-15 minutes mainly because I had to figure out how to get my big body under the steering wheel so I could maneuver the can to spray inthe right spot.
Before you spend $$$$ having a mechanic do it, try it yourself.
#564 of 1000 Re: Interior lights won't go out... [osterkamp]
Aug 29, 2005 (8:42 am)
The int lights are controlled by the BCM, driven by signals like door lock and ignition switch etc. There are two timers, 60 seconds and the 20 minutes battery run down protection.
If the 20 minute time delay works then the bcm may probably be doing its thing.
You most likely have a door handle/lock switch problem.
The rear doors activate the int lights for 60sec by opening its door.
The front doors activate the int lights for 60sec by either:
1. Lifting up on the outside handle
2. pulling the inside handle without opening(door locked)
3. opening/unlatching the door lock
Removing the key from the ign will activate the int lights for 60sec
The 60 second delay can be overridden by using the door lock switch to lock the car or by keying on the ignition switch. Will not override if a door switch is activated/stuck closed.
The switches are inside the door at the lock, connected to the handles via steel rods. These switches provide a ground signal at the bcm when activated to turn on the lights.
There are three contacts in each front door but only one contact in the back doors.
Have you had any door panels off at any time? Have you had any door not closing right or locking/unlocking properly?
Check that all door handles move freely.
Try moving/jiggling all handles, inside and out.
Check your progress after each door by overriding the 60 seconds timer as above or just waiting.
#565 of 1000 Re: Steering Wheel Lube [dtownfb]
Aug 29, 2005 (11:11 am)
That's great! Would you mind linking here the post with the instructions?
#566 of 1000 ISS Lubrication
Aug 29, 2005 (6:54 pm)
This is taken from blue_2000 post from April 2004. I followed the instructions below. I sprayed about 1/3 of the can into the shaft.
"There is a rubber sleeve around where the steering shaft meets the floor. If you slide the sleeve down, you can see where the ISS slides together. Stick the tube from the spray can into the shaft and fill it up with grease. That's all I did and it seems to work pretty well."
Adding to this, you can feel where the steering column connects to the steering shaft through the rubber sleeve. So when you slide the rubber sleeve down, you have a sense of where the grease is going. Again the hardest part I had was positioning my body so i could get good coverage with the grease and not spray it all over the place.
Now that I fixed the turn signal light socket and greased the steering column, I feel like I can fix anythingon this car. (or maybe not). Any idea how to clean off the throttle linkage? My accelerator sometimes sticks (not often) when trying to accelerate from a stand still. I thought by cleanign this off it might help. any help is appreciated.
#567 of 1000 interior lights still wont go out
Aug 29, 2005 (8:07 pm)
I have checked all door latches cleaned and relubed. still nothing. i haven't taken any door panels off yet, because I don't know where the problem is and don't want to be taking off the wrong panels. I unhooked the review mirror harness and hooked it back up again worked for a day, then all the lights stayed on again. I even made a make shift ground to the mirrors ground to see if maybe it wasn't grounding right still nothing. I am really puzzled. maybe you have some more good ideas. Thanks Andy
#568 of 1000 Re: interior lights still wont go out [osterkamp]
Aug 29, 2005 (10:48 pm)
howdy again Andy.
Activating the buttons on the rv mirror connects one side of the lights direct to ground, When the BCM wants to turn them on, it provides its own ground by bypassing the switch. Since all the lights are on, then it looks like the BCM is providing the ground reference.
Lets back up a minute. I forgot one other important control for the courtesy lights. Uhmm, Is the panel lights scroll dimmer switch turned all the way up to dome lights? Can you dim the dash/radio/hvac displays/lights?
Do you have or can you get a hold of a volt meter?
#569 of 1000 interior lights wont go out
Aug 30, 2005 (9:24 am)
The dimmer switch does make the radio and dash lights brighter. I figured that switch was good because it is controling everything else just fine. I can get a volt meter from work.
#570 of 1000 Re: ISS Lubrication [dtownfb]
Aug 30, 2005 (10:58 am)
Thanks a bunch for digging this information.
When I bought my Intrigue, being out of production and not very common, I knew I'd have to do some things myself. So I bought its service manual too.
The only nagging problem is the steering wheel play, which I'm thinking if more grease would help. I suspect it may be an U-joint, but, who knows?