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maybe the swith bye the interrior light has a bad connection, or maybe the push switch triggered bye the door opening and closing isn't connecting propperly. either way it sounds just as a bad connection somewhere between the two. Andy

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Q: Why would the interior lights on a 1997 Escort work only with the switch but not when the doors open?
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