rear dome light stays on


Asked by May 04, 2012 at 11:07 PM about the Mercedes-Benz 560-Class

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1986 Mercedes 560SEL:  When I was driving I noticed that the rear dome light was on. After parking, I opened all doors and shut them to make sure a door was not open. After doing this the light went out.  The next time I was driivng i noticed the light was on again and I opened/shut all doors again but it did not go out, and it is still on now..  

5 Answers

Michael Griffin

The rotator dimmer switch next to the head light switch maybe engaged ! You should ear a click noise when moved up

Ted Halsall

Michael, the rear dome light switch is on the upper control panel above the climate control unit. TTux, check the door contact switches they're located on the pillar where the door hinges mount

Michael Griffin

Door switch would turn on all the light the rotary switch. As taxi mode and well only turn the rear upper dome light on


I started a new question because I couldn't figure out how to edit the original one to include the rear door lights, which are also on. I don't know where the rotator dimmer switch is located because there is nothing next to the headlight knob.

Ted Halsall

The dimmer switch has nothing to do with your problem (it's on the instrument cluster by the way). On most Mercedes when only the rear doors are opened only the lights for the back turn on.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used 560-Class in your area?

CarGurus has 51 nationwide 560-Class listings and the tools to find you a great deal.


Search Mercedes-Benz 560-Class Questions

Mercedes-Benz 560-Class Experts

#1 Sailor
Reputation 170
#2 bobkat
Reputation 110
#2 RickELake
Reputation 110
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class"
108 Great Deals out of 3,662 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class"
174 Great Deals out of 6,641 listings starting at $1,899
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class"
758 Great Deals out of 22,807 listings starting at $1,850
Used Mercedes-Benz 300-Class"
218 listings starting at $3,995
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class"
882 Great Deals out of 32,205 listings starting at $1,200
Used Porsche 911"
149 Great Deals out of 4,434 listings starting at $12,995
Used Mercedes-Benz CL-Class"
25 Great Deals out of 643 listings starting at $4,900
Used Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class"
86 Great Deals out of 2,445 listings starting at $7,699
Used BMW 7 Series"
192 Great Deals out of 5,867 listings starting at $2,995