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Why would interior dome and courtesy lights stay on all of the time you have checked door switches and light switch?

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2007-08-28 19:13:21
2007-08-28 19:13:21

check all pinswitches including tailgate ciruit and rear of headlight switch for melting Done the above: no results. Opening & closing the doors at random solves the problem for a while. I have removed all the lights under the dash to avoid a battery drain, done by the previous owner at 40K. On my own, I have cut into the dome light circuit so one of the switches cuts out the light when not deasired. The "door adjar" light still comes on but I can shut off the overhead light. Simetimes it works by factory specs, but not often

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