They are supposed to turn off when you shut the door. I bet you have a broken tab on your compartment door. It is at the very bottom and contacts a switch down at the bottom. A small screwdriver can be inserted to toggle the switch to see if that in fact does shut off the light with your door open. I used one to keep my battery from running down till I got the dealership to fix.Now that i think about it I don't believe mine ever went off with key power when mine broke. Should be a warranty replacement. Mine broke after I had it snag on a cell power cord, very easy to break as this tab is thin. I just dont store anything loose in there anymore.
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