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With the tailgate up, there is no way to turn off the overhead light at the rear of the V. There should be some way to have a switch to keep the light off when required. I am prompted to ask about this after discovering how the light attracts bugs in the evening when I was tailgating.<br>Any ideas for an elegant solution?<br>Thanks in advance...<br>Scott
 

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Re: V rear interior light control (Lightspeed)

If there really is no way to shut it off, you can pop the light out of the socket and unplug it in about 6 seconds after opening the tailgate. I've used a screwdriver, but you should probably be able to do it with the key or a coin.<p>Just pop out the one side, and the whole assembly will come off. The light unplugs with ease. <p>Not elegant, but effective. <p>There's a LOT of room up there behind the cover at the end of the headliner. It'd probably be very easy to rig up a switch and flush mount it in the plastic.<p>It's easy to pop the cover off, just undo the screw behind the lamp assembly, and pull the edges of the plastic away from the headliner. Shine in with a fashlight and you can see the tabs. Pull the plastic cover away near the tabs (they don't need releasing, but it's safer to pull near them) and it'll pop out. <p>Buy a suitable switch from radio shack or summit racing or something like that, dremel a hole in the plastic cover, flush mount it, wire it up and voila!
 

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Hey Scott, I am annoyed by this too but the light will automatically go out after a few minutes. I wonder if there is a way to have the dealer adjust the stay on time. you may want to try and touch the interior light button by the sunroof witht the rear open. I don't know if it works I just thought of it now<br>DAn
 

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Re: V rear interior light control (Ride R)

Sometimes I don't have the patience.<br>Dealer adjusting time on will probably change the timing belt settings. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I'll read up on the other switch and see if there are any features associated with the rear light.<p>I checked out my wife's ML320. That light does have a 3 position switch. I am going to take it apart and see if that would work for integration to the V. Sunday project.<br>tx SJ
 
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