When pushed up, it should stay on all the time. When down, it should only
come on with the doors are open. It sounds like the switches probably
needs some work on yours. It is pretty easy to disassemble the light
itself. If memory serves, it just snaps out of its socket. The door
switches get pretty clobbered up over time and are a bear to fix. But it
can be done. They work on the same principle as your trunk light switch.
> From: Tom McLaughlin <email@example.com>
> To: MG list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: quick question about the map light, 77B
> Date: Thursday, August 05, 1999 2:05 PM
> How is the map light supposed to work? I can push it up or down and
> the light comes on, but it doesn't stay on. I guess it is worn??? I
> have to hold it up or down and it stays on. Is it supposed to come on
> when the doors are open? I've looked in my manuals, but have not found
> how this originally worked.
> Stupid question I know, but I've always wondered.