why does reading lamps stay on when driving

Asked by Jul 17, 2014 at 09:21 PM about the 2009 Cadillac STS V8 Luxury RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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https://www.cadillac.com/content/dam/Cadillac/Global/master/nscwebsite/en/home/Owners/Manuals_and_Videos/01_images/2009_cadillac_sts_stsv_owners.pdf ....Copied and pasted from Owners manual, Chapter 3 page 41...... The reading lamps are located on the overhead console. These lamps come on automatically when any door is opened. For manual operation, press the button next to each lamp to turn it on or off. If the reading lamps are left on, they automatically shut off 10 minutes after the ignition has been turned off

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From same page: Entry Lighting The entry lighting system turns on the reading and dome lamps and the backlighting to the exterior lamp control when a door is opened or if you press the remote keyless entry transmitter unlock button. If activated by the transmitter, the lighting will remain active for about 25 seconds. The entry lighting system uses the light sensor; it must be dark outside in order for the lamps to turn on. The lamps turn off about 25 seconds after the last door is closed. They will dim to off if the ignition is on, or immediately deactivate if the power locks are activated.

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Good evening fordnut.

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That's what it is suppose to do BUT mine don't shut off even when I'm driving down the road. The lights only shut off after the 10 minutes

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Did you find out the problem? What needed to be fixed?

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