There are no lights. their just reflectors.
perhaps the switch/sensor broke.
I believe if you turn your gauge panel dimmer switch all the way it turns on the interior lights when all the doors are closed
Just to the right of the headlight switch on your dash is a dimmer wheel switch for your gauge lighting , if the switch is rotated all the way down ( past the detent ) the interior lights won't come on . Also , if the switch is rotated all the way up ( past the detent ) the interior lights will come on with the doors closed
locate the fuse to the interior lights and remove it. On our 98 Explorer you turn the dash light adjustment switch off, next to the headlight switch.
did you check the bulb if it is not that it could be the plunger on the door jam is just stuck or bad If so equiped, you have a switch in your overhead switch group that disables the interior lights until you enable them again.
Have you checked your gauge panel dimmer switch ( just to the right of your headlight switch in your dash ) If that has been rotated all the way in one direction that will keep all your interior lights on with all the doors closed
In the upper console above the windshield where the two lights are located there is a rocker switch giving the option of On, Off and with Doors.
There is a dashboard illumination switch that controls the brightness. If it is pushed up fully, the interior lights will stay on. Lower the switch slightly until the interior lights go off. When doors are closed, if the switch is lowered, the lights should go off after about 30 seconds max, maybe less. Hope this Helps, it did on mine.
Check all the door and light switches, they are turned on by twisting the light switch to the left, also the pin switches on the doors will activate the cabin lights.
you probably have a bad door light switch in your car, you need to check ever switch in the system its 5 ( 4 doors an a tail gate) I bet you one is defective.
Fuse number 4 disconnects the doors switch from turning on the interior lights
Look on your dash close to your headlamp switch, may be a rocker type switch with a light bulb symble , that is your dome light overide sw.
The interior light switch on the ceiling of the car might have them turned off, or there may be some electrical short causing the problem.
AnswerCheck the fuse Check the control switch on dash (if any) labeled with a light bulb symbolMy Interior lights worked when I turned them on manually with the roll switch, but when I set the switch to neutral and placed the auto switch to on, so that when the doors were opened the light should come on, they would not.Answer: The little push switch located on the side of the dash when the door is closed its pressed in by the door, when the door is open the switch springs out and the light comes on. If this switch is bad or has a short (jiggle) interior lights wont work when door is open and dash is set to AUTO. Replace!
I've got a better question, why is this question in the Chevy venture forum ? I think the sliding switch underneet the on/off switch for lights is fully in the left position.just slide it to the right.
could be numerous reasons, such a bad courtesy light switch on either of the 4 doors, a grounded courtesy switch wire, or possibly an entry module fault ( when you push in the lock button, and the interior lights come on ) . Good luck
If the interior lights in a vehicle will not go off, first one should make sure all doors are closed. Then one should find the switch on the roof of the vehicle and make sure it is not turned to the on position.
You don't say what year of Ford Explorer but on some years you can rotate the guage panel dimmer switch until none of the interior lights will come on if any doors or the liftgate is opened
Either the light switch is set to have the interior lights on or one of your doors is not closing properly (or at least the sensor thinks it isn't closed).
are you really asking about the lights going "OFF" when the door opens? The switch is A ground connector, So that is pretty much impossible, As for the second part of the question, There is A switch inside the car that will turn on the interior light while the doors are shut, Check to see that it is not in the on position, It may be with the dash dimmer switch, i am not sure on your car. but, all cars use A grounding system to turn on the interior lights. There is power to the light ALL THE TIME. Hold on! I thought about it, See if the switch in the door area is broken.
First shut all the doors then use your light switch to turn off or on dome lights if that doesn't work it could be a bad door pin switch
On many cars, there is a dimmer switch which controls the instrument panel lights. If this switch is turned all the way, it may cause the overhead light to come on. The overhead light will then stay on even after doors have all been closed. Find the dimmer switch, close the doors, wait 30 seconds, and then turn the dimmer switch.
Sometimes the instrument panel dimmer switch also has another "detent" that turns on the interior lights without one opening one of the doors. The other thing that could have happened is that one of the door switches may have a loose wire, which would "open" the switch and cause the lights to stay on.
Check your guage light dimmer wheel ( just to the right of your headlight switch ) to see if it has been rotated all the way up - that turns on your interior lights. Also , if you are getting a door ajar warning light in your gauge cluster you could have a door ajar switch sticking inside one of your doors , liftgate , or for the liftgate glass