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Arrrgggh! [Jun. 25th, 2007|10:04 pm]
Damnit, why did my car randomly decide to malfunction? Now my dome light won't shut off. I can't figure out why, and there's no easy solution as far as I or my coworkers can tell. So now I either spend a portion of the night babysitting it or I run the battery down a whole lot. Just what I needed.

[User Picture]From: darkskywatcher
2007-06-27 03:06 am (UTC)
I had not thought to check the owners manual (I was in fact surprised to to discover that the car still had one), but my mother suggested it and I took a look.

Apparently, one of the options on this car is a sort of automatic light timer, such that you can have the dome light turn on at a time of your choosing. I have no idea what use this would ever possibly be, but I noted from the diagram that if the car had one, it would be mounted next to the dimmer switch. Well, I pushed on the dimmer, it clicked, and the lights shut off. I had no idea it could do that...I've been driving the car for years and the dimmer never affected the interior lights before.

So I must have bumped it or something yesterday, I don't think I'll ever figure out how or when. But the problem is solved, and I didn't even lose all my battery power.

Thanks for the advice anyway.
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From: thegelf
2007-06-27 08:04 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, I do enjoy dispensing advice. ::grin::
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