Interior Lights Keep blowing

Submitted: Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 14:00
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Hi all,
I keep blowing my rear interior light globe on my 80 series. I replace the globe and within 2 days its dead again( The front one is fine).
Has anyone had a similar problem on any vehicle or have any ideas on where i can start looking to solve this problem?
I prefer to try and fix things myself rather than having to take it into an auto eleccy.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 14:24

Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 14:24
chuck a multi meter on it see how many v it is getting (cant see this as being th problem) Also could you have a very touchy rear light door activation switch that is turnining it on/off vey quickly over bumps (maybe even so quickly it doesnt have time to glow) my 80 has that passenger door which I have gotta fix coz it is annoying (previos owner had interier light turned off coz he said the constant on/off caused the globe to blow)
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Follow Up By: Ruffstuff - Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 15:05

Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 15:05
Thanks davoe,
Cant say ive ever noticed the light going on & off , but its worth a look for sure.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 17:46

Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 17:46
I had this problem with the Surf's Cargo Light. The metal contacts were not sprung in tight enough and was allowing one end of the globe to move around a bit, causing it to flicker on and off and also allowing to even arc to the metal frame of the light cover shorting it out. Luckily it was not shorting enough to blow my "dome" fuse but obviously was not doing any favors to the globe. Second globe in a week, bent the metal tabs in with some plyers and she's been good ever since. (6 months or so).
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Reply By: Rod W - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 10:34

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 10:34
Had a similar problem in the Troopy, replaced it with one of these from here
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