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ceiling lights issue

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i just bought a 2004 jetta wagon tdi and i only have one issue with it. The ceiling lights when i open the door don't come on and i'm not sure what the problems is. Otherwise is a great great car and runs perfect so if u guys can help me out it would pe appreciated. The bulbs are working soo....

Thx Costin
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I'm no guru but i've seen this kind of trouble before.

If you also can't hear a chime when the door is open with the key in the ignition (and if you leave your headlights on), a common culprit would be a failed microswitch inside the door lock module. The fix isn't very hard if you're at ease taking the door panel apart and soldering a new microswitch in the module, but it can be tedious/time consuming.

Of course it could be other things, as simple as a bad connection/cut wire... I'll let the experts talk, there are probably other (simpler) causes for this problem.

Edit: Also what ZoomALH said to diagnose the door lock module. :D
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