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Old 02-04-16, 10:17 AM   #1
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Default 08 ISF Puddle Lights won't turn off.

This started yesterday. I parked the car, locked the door with the key in my pocket by pressing the button on the handle and the car beeped and locked. I came back that night and the puddle lights were still on. Figured it was a fluke, drove the car home and after being home for about 3 hours, looked out and noticed the puddle lights were still on. I tried locking and unlocking it, starting the car, everything. The lights never turned off.

Any idea what's going on?
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Old 02-04-16, 10:32 AM   #2
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Is it just the puddle lights? What about interior lights?

Might want to check the black push connector inside the drivers side door frame isn't jammed? Looks like a little black rubber mushroom (don't know how else to describe it! Lol).

Failing that, might try disconnecting the battery for 5-10mins, then reconnect it? Will mean you lose your seat settings, and ECU will relearn everything.

Are you running OEM puddle lights or LED's?

Any added electrical items anywhere?

Hope you get it sorted soon mate.

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Old 02-04-16, 11:52 AM   #3
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Puddle lights only, the interior lights go off. I think the previous owner put in LED because they are pretty blue. And added electrical items would be the apexi throttle controller but that's been in for 6 months with no issues.
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You probably parked on a puddle and the car is trying to warn you. Try parking on dry land.
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You probably parked on a puddle and the car is trying to warn you. Try parking on dry land.


Man, I saw someone else commented on here and I was hoping someone had an idea on how to fix it. But it was a good laugh.
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Man, I saw someone else commented on here and I was hoping someone had an idea on how to fix it. But it was a good laugh.
Sorry man, it had to be done! Wish I could help more but here's my 2 cents:

Mine turn off after like 3 seconds after I walk up to the car or hit unlock (they aren't tied to the dome light). So, if I were you I'd research the relay, I don't suspect it's tied to the door push sensor.
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Gotcha. A friend of mine who was a member on here and now drives CTS-V told me that my mirrors are from a different model IS because is has the turn signals on them. I wasn't aware of that but he thinks that might have something to do with it.
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Gotcha. A friend of mine who was a member on here and now drives CTS-V told me that my mirrors are from a different model IS because is has the turn signals on them. I wasn't aware of that but he thinks that might have something to do with it.
That's where I'd start then mate.

May find the wiring wasn't done properly when they changed them over. Stick a photo up if you can.

Just curious if they are F ones with added turn signals, or different altogether.
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Are they dimly lit? Try putting the OEM bulbs in there and see if it stays lit. My mustang used to do that when I installed cheap LEDs in the interior.
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Try putting OEM bulbs and see if the problem persists.
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