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Bill Walsh
08-09-2012, 11:18 PM
The inside light in the headliner near the rear window wouldn't go out tonight. I'm afraid this could drain the battery. I couldn't get the plastic cover off so I could remove the bulb.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Bill

emerydc8
08-10-2012, 04:12 AM
There are two small hidden screws under the wood console (pointing upward) that contains the switch for that light. If you remove those screws the wood piece will lift up and you can check the switch. That's where I'd start.

Jelmer
08-10-2012, 05:12 AM
I think he means the rear passenger lights, for reading the newspaper in the back. They are controlled from both sides with a switch slightly below the light itself.

Don't worry about draining the battery - my son turns that light on by default (don't know why ;) ) and I've left it on overnight more than once...

emerydc8
08-10-2012, 07:17 AM
Sorry. I presumed that my E420 was like the 500E where the overhead rear reading light by the back window is controlled by the light switch on the front panel. (see attached)

Jelmer
08-10-2012, 09:54 AM
Yes, THAT light is controlled like that. But besides that we also have two fancy reading lights on both sides. They shine straight down, so someone can read without bothering the driver. Quite handy :)

emerydc8
08-10-2012, 11:17 PM
That must have been Porsche's idea. Classy.

2phast
08-11-2012, 12:21 AM
That must have been Porsche's idea. Classy.

Mercedes idea. The W126 had them also.

emerydc8
08-11-2012, 04:37 AM
You're right--GSXR's 95 E420 has that option.

gerryvz
08-11-2012, 08:39 AM
Yes, my 126 coupe has the center-rear light controlled by the dashboard switch.

My 126 sedan has the rear side reading lights (as did my 1977 450SEL 6.9).

Cheers,
Gerry