: Interior/Perimeter Lighting Problem

03-13-09, 02:05 PM
I have a 2004 SRX and on more than one occasion, the interior and perimeter lights fail to turn on when unlock with the key... and sometimes (more often than not) the interior lights don't turn on right away when a door is opened. It's like to door is open 5-10 seconds before the lights activate. Has anyone had this problem or does anyone know where I should check (I've already checked the fuses and relays and everything seems to be in place) before I call the dealer.

03-13-09, 11:22 PM
Typically this is a dirty switch or a bad "cap"; an electrical capacitor that leaks current and takes longer to charge. It is the device that keeps the lights on after the door is closed for a short time. Impossible to test without special equipment and I don't know where it is located, but typically it is behind the radio or plugs into the fuse holder. Good luck.

03-16-09, 10:34 AM
Thanks, I'll have it checked for that.