I fiddled with the switch--even unplugging the standard NA light switch the dash lights won't go out. I don't own the car but when I test drove it this problem occured as well. Very poor implementation. A forum community dedicated to all Volkswagen owners and enthusiasts. Thank you. I have a 2015 TDI, and the rear interior lights wouldn't go out. OK, I went outside to move my car after my wife got home. .....The owner's manual and VW FAQ's were pretty useless.... A forum community dedicated to all Volkswagen owners and enthusiasts. http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187857, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY9HXHQmsGo, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. The only way I can get some of them to turn off is to "turn on" the already on passenger map light and it makes the other 3 bulbs go out. Okay, my rear interior roof lights come on when the car is running and stay on all the time. I couldn't believe the combination of buttons needed to turn the lights off. You have to turn your rear lights off (even if they are on, just push the power button anyways) Then goto the master button by the sunroof and press it... trust me it works. All the buttons have to be pushed IN to turn them Off. Car interior lights can be broken down into different categories like dashboard lights, dome lights, map lights, and others, and they can fail all at once or one at a time. :screwy: Have same issue with my 08 gti. Dash lights won\'t turn off. The only way I can get some of them to turn off is to "turn on" the already on passenger map light and it makes the other 3 bulbs go out. It was counter-intuitive to me that the buttons should be pushed IN to turn them off, but I pushed all 3 buttons - the two rear and the one front - IN instead of OUT and the lights … Lights are turned off at the switch and dial on the left for interior lights doesn't ever turn them down or off. We couldn't figure out how to turn off the lights and neither did my sales man. By the interior lights staying on, the battery will eventually drain. I started the car, then noticed the dash lights were on before I turned on the lights by the switch. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Button on front overhead console that says REAR, I have pushed it both ways, no effect, lights stay on. I noticed it when I picked up my car, but the salesman didn't know how to turn it off either. I have a 2010 GTI and was also suffering from the dome lights flickering. Albeit it was literally the 2nd day it was available since it landed a couple of weeks ago. OMG! This was absolutely the same issue. found if you turn on the passenger map light, the rest of the interior lights go off. This is all sort of amusing to me, since I've been there myself. How to turn them off? No amount of button pushing will turn them off. VW Vortex - where wheel spacers count as a performance upgrade. German over-engineering. I don't want them on while I'm driving at night. I pulled out and unplugged the dimmer control, no change. They also stay on when you turn the car off and will stay on unless the doors are locked, which will turn them off. I have a 2015 TDI, and the rear interior lights wouldn't go out. This happened to us as well. I know this thread is old, but it helped me so I thought I should respond. I know this thread is old, but it helped me so I thought I should respond. It took us an hour to figure this out, lol. They stay on while driving, keys in, keys out, switches on or off the only way for them to turn of is too arm the alarm. Come join the discussion about performance, builds, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, new releases, and more! As the title states my interior lights wont turn off (meaning my map lights and over head lights). JavaScript is disabled. I know this is old, but just wanted to bump this to say that the above was spot on with an issue happening in a friends car. Come join the discussion about performance, builds, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, new releases, and more! That was it! JavaScript is disabled. Since there are so many different types of car interior lights, a failure can be either an annoyance or a real safety issue. Thank you. So, the REAR and the two reading lights all pushed IN turns them Off. I also just wanted to give a thumbs up to this post. My interior lights are staying on in my 2002 VW Golf TDI. It's exactly the opposite and it's the combination that we didn't try. As the title states my interior lights wont turn off (meaning my map lights and over head lights). Any suggestions as to why the interior lights are staying on?? How to fix 2019 VW Atlas interior lights that stay on The good news is the most common reasons interior lights (whether by the driver’s seat or the reading lights in the back seats) stay on is because a few buttons need to be turned off. They stay on while driving, keys in, keys out, switches on or off the only way for them to turn of is too arm the alarm. This thread saved me from an unnecessary (and embarrassing) trip to the mechanic! It was counter-intuitive to me that the buttons should be pushed IN to turn them off, but I pushed all 3 buttons - the two rear and the one front - IN instead of OUT and the lights went out. I was working under the assumption that when the button is in the OUT position, it is Off. VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Here’s how to turn off your Volkswagen’s interior lights fast. As soon as I got the dome light housing down, I instantly saw the loose screw. 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