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Old 12-26-2015, 08:51 AM   #1
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Light Switch - Constant Illumination

The light switch on the dashboard in my 2000 Boxster is illuminated all the time.

I think that it may be related to my recent replacement of the ignition switch. My ignition key would not come out of the ignition switch, so I replaced the electrical part with the Audi part. I used the replacement procedure that includes removing the left side vent trim piece that holds the ignition switch. This fixed the key-removal issue, but it seems like soon after I noticed that the ignition switch lighting was constantly on. Even when the car is totally off and locked, I can see the light switch illuminated.

About a year ago, I added a set of litronic headlights with the self-leveling feature. I've seen some posts that indicate that the litronics may add some stress to the light switch causing it to fail. So, that could be a contributing factor.

Before I start throwing parts at the problem by changing the light switch, I'm wondering whether anyone else has had a similar problem and found the solution. Also, are there any options other than the Porsche part?

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Old 12-28-2015, 10:38 AM   #2
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It turned out that the new ignition switch was defective.

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