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flyte
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Jan 12, 2018, 6:37 AM

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Hi everyone, , I am first to admit I'm no genius when it comes to electrics so this is probably a very simple question for someone. I have a 2006 Hyundai Tucson, which I love to bits, its been super reliable and a pleasure to own with only a couple of very minor faults. One of them is the interior lights, they dont come on.

I checked the fuse which is ok then the 2 bulbs in the roof lining, both are ok but there's no electric feed to either of them when a door is opened (yes I do own a multimeter) Tongue on the front doors there are lights built in which do come on when you open a door so I'm guessing the switches are working and theres electric to the switches, now I'm stumped.

Am I missing something simple ?


Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 12, 2018, 6:48 AM

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Just use a test light never mind you read no power if there's no ground they wont work use test light backwards to detect ground and empower the clip end.
Another: Is there a switch to permanently turn off the lights you can't make work? So many things there just might be so it isn't forced and stays on,


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flyte
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Jan 12, 2018, 7:38 AM

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I checked the earths to both interior lights and there fine. maybe I can explain better.......

When you open a door the 2 interior courtesy lights are supposed to come on along with the 2 lights which are built into the doors (like a warning light to say the door is open). the lights in the doors are working, the interior lights dont work.

There is no separate switch to turn off these lights, they only work off the door switches.

There is a courtesy light in the tailgate but it works independently from its own manual switch, this one is working fine.


(This post was edited by flyte on Jan 12, 2018, 7:39 AM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 12, 2018, 8:14 AM

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Keep looking and trying. It's hard to know assorted configurations possible and creature features of even one model sometimes.
There has to be a switch that turns interior lights on with or beside the headlight knob, wheel or how that's forced to come on for just interior lighting. The fault could be right at the headlight switch.


Rear hatches are usually not hard wire to the moving hatch rather touch buttons for the automatic part and probably a separate one you can force on when there and hatch or doors open back there.
If it isn't going to show itself clearly next is finding the exact right diagram of the wires and what they travel thru. If they can work at all I would rule out wiring to the driver's door thru the door jam if not wires bend there can break inside insulation unseen still hidden usually by a rubber snorkel for usually high use of door vehicles which is usually the driver unless used as a taxi service. Just mentioning the sometimes common faults that do happen among many possible,


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Hammer Time
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Jan 12, 2018, 8:40 AM

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I hate to tell you but your car does indeed have a door/off/on switch for the overhead light. Find it and see what it is set to. It will be in the light itself.



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