I had to jump start my G35 last week when I accidentally left the headlights on (auto-on function didn't register the need for headlights in the storm so I had to turn them on manually).
Car runs fine, but the only thing is now none of the interior lights work; the puddle lamps, the visor lights, or the interior lights.
I did a search and came up with two solutions: a) disconnect the negative terminal for about five minutes, and the lights should come back on (not sure why or what, but its resetting some certain circuit?) or b) replace the fuse. The only thing is there are apparently three fuse boxes and I'm not sure where the interior light fuse could be found (or maybe this isn't even the problem at all?).
I've had the car for 13 months and I haven't had the battery replaced yet, but I'm pretty sure that is in the near future. When the G sits for two weeks straight, it refuses to start, whereas my IS350 and my cousin's 330Ci start right up; both have fresh batteries from within the past year.
I will admit I jump started the G when it was drizzling a teeny-teeny tiny bit
; I shielded the battery from the rain as much as possible, and my friend and I took as many precautions as possible (rubber-soled shoes, didn't come in contact with the metal, took a tarp with us, etc.). I know this may have been a stupid idea, but the G was nearing the 2-hr. time limit on the street and would be have been cited a $58 ticket. It had been raining the entire morning and when it subsided I took the first opportunity.
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.