Courtesy Lights
FIGURE 39-11
Courtesy lights illuminated.

Courtesy lights or lamps are used to provide ambient lighting in the cabin Figure 39-11. They are usually low-intensity or low-wattage bulbs and can be overhead, in the doors, glove compartment, and the trunk. Door and latch switches control the various lamps for the trunk and glove compartment. Courtesy lights are usually controlled by the vehicle body computer with inputs from the ignition and door switches either in the handle, latch, or door pillar. Courtesy lights may be designed with timing circuits that allow for the cabin lamps to stay on for a short period after all the doors are shut or the vehicle is locked.