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    Timer on glove box light

    Hi,

    Probably a pretty stupid and simple question, but it has been years since I have done any electronics stuff.

    I'm about t install a glove box light in my car as it doesn't have one, attached to push/off switch which will connect as I open the glove box.

    I was wondering if it is simple enough to put something in that will limit the time the glove box light is on to like a minute or something as my wife has a habit of leaving the glove box open.

    If it is too much effort or requires parts that are not inexpensive then I will just deal with yelling at whoever leaves the glove box open.
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    Originally posted by Lobster View Post
    Hi,

    Probably a pretty stupid and simple question, but it has been years since I have done any electronics stuff.

    I'm about t install a glove box light in my car as it doesn't have one, attached to push/off switch which will connect as I open the glove box.

    I was wondering if it is simple enough to put something in that will limit the time the glove box light is on to like a minute or something as my wife has a habit of leaving the glove box open.

    If it is too much effort or requires parts that are not inexpensive then I will just deal with yelling at whoever leaves the glove box open.
    Easier to put a self closing spring on the fucker.
    Or pull the bulb.
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      #3
      wire power source to acc.

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        #4
        And use an LED instead of a normal globe.. At least there is less drain on the Battery if it is left on.
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          #5
          What sort of monster opens a glovebox without closing it again?

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            #6
            Originally posted by tim510 View Post
            wire power source to acc.
            This
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              #7
              Originally posted by tim510 View Post
              wire power source to acc.
              yep, or to the "door" light circuit (such that you don;t have to have a door open for the glovebox light to come on of course) or hide the switch.

              this should do what you are looking for https://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-5V-12V-2...-/323223186666

              who decided it was a good idea to let lights stay on when you "turn the car off" anyway? is it an ADR or something? If I turn off my car and lock it I think I am justified in assuming that the battery won't go flat regardless of the state of the switches contained within, and if someone doesn't have the keys to my car I don't really care if they can't turn lights on.

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