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Why do the courtesy lights stay on when doors are closed there is no switch on the dash to control them?

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2005-11-16 14:47:41
2005-11-16 14:47:41

Often the switch on the dash that controls the brightness of the dashboard lights will also turn on the courtesy lights if you turn the brightness all the way up. Otherwise, refer to the owners manual. If you don't have an owners manual with your vehicle you can get one online or at your local dealer.

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