Thanks for the LPL suggestion - but this is ok as well. I once had the light in the trunk fail to shut off - cost me two batteries before that was uncovered!
It did it again last night (idiot light that is) without the light show. Turned motor off and it cleared - might have something to do with this cold weather.
At this point in time I guess this falls into one of those "have to live with it" problems. Thanks for everyone's thoughts - sure would be nice to understand this and attempt a fix.......
94 E500 (Silver/Black)