fiat courtesy lights

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    anyone have any idea if/how to stop courtesy lights going off after 10 mins or so. obviously, originally to save you leaving them on and draining the battery but I would just like them to stay on when required.
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    Don't you just slide the switch to 'on' rather than the 'door open' setting ?:Wink:
     
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    Yes but they then go off after about 10-15 minutes.Most irritating! I'm hoping its a simple job like a relay somewhere:Rofl1::Rofl1: like its ever easy! but with my luck I will have to have the engine management doodah reprogrammed or something equally expensive
     
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    after some intense googling I have discovered that Fiat's (and others?) have a battery saver system that shuts everything off after 15 minutes. All I've got to do now is find the damn thing:BigGrin:
     
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    its all built into the ecu body control module. you could maybe change it with the fiat computer at a dealers but i doubt it
     
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    rewire the delay live feed to the lights to a permanant feed
     
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    I had a feeling someone was going to tell me that!!
     
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    Me!! play with electrics........... Err. No better not:BigGrin:
     
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