Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Eastern ON Canada
Car: 07 OBW 2.5i D-4AT
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
There should be an explanation in the Owners Manual about the lights going out after the doors are closed. Typically, the ceiling light should go out within less than a minute after all doors are closed, whether locked, or unlocked. (Assuming the ceiling light switch is set to "door" and not "on".)
If the light stays on when the door is closed but not locked, check if the "door open" warning light in the instrument panel is lit. (This might be a clue . . .)
Also, there's a "battery saver" timer (microprocessor controlled) that will turn off the ceiling light if the door is left open for an extended period. This too should be explained in the Manual.
If the car isn't doing what the Manual says it should, then take the car in asap. Repeated draining of the battery can shorten it's useful life.