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W212 Glove box light

Discussion in 'Interior' started by chyperie, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. chyperie

    chyperie New Member

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    The glove box lamp has stopped working, I've checked the bulb and fuse are OK (and tried it with headlights on engine running). I assume it must be the switch or loose wire to/from switch but can't see it, is it part of the glove box lid catch? Any advice would be much appreciated.
     
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    It possibly has to be dark outside

    Richard
     
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    chyperie

    chyperie New Member

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    I think I've tried that but I'll go and check in a bit!
     
  4. paulsweatbead

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    Any luck getting it sorted? My Glove box light only illuminates when the lid is half open and then goes off again when fully open. The fault is obviously at the actuating switch but I just can't see how you can access it.
     
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    chyperie

    chyperie New Member

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    Hi Sorry for the delay in replying, I've been out of the country. Quick answer is No. I think I'll need to take out the glove box to get at the wiring!
     
  6. Scrote

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    Same here! Did you find anything out yet?
     
  7. Chugg

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    I seem to have this issue too.....
     
  8. Scrote

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    Ok here we go, I have fixed this, it will be a common problem as it's a design fault. There is a Microswitch on the left hand side outside the glovebox assembly and it moves through 6" of travel as the glovebox is opened. The wire has to bend each time and mine had broken at the crimps due to fatigue. The fix goes as follows... Remove side panel near door and panel under glovebox. Remove trim panel above glovebox, undo 3 Torx screws along top of glovebox and one bottom left corner. Drop glovebox and you will see Microswitch and broken wires. Remove plug from Microswitch, carefully remove crimps, solder 5" of wire to crimps and reinsert into housing. Join wires and reassemble. I have taken a full set of photos for this procedure but don't know how to upload since photobucket stopped. Can email them if somebody wants to upload...
     
  9. Scrote

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    chyperie

    chyperie New Member

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    That's brilliant, many thanks
     
  11. paulsweatbead

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    This sounds as if it's a job I need to do. Well done for fixing it. I'd really appreciate your set of photos to guide me on my way. It's pmartin007@blueyonder.co.uk. Cheers
     

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