You might have just popped a fuse, or the bulb burnt out. It takes more electricity to turn on electrical thing than to run them, so 2 seconds sounds right.
Your fuses are either under the dash on the drivers side, under the hood in a black plastic box, or in a panel in the side your dash (drivers door must be open). It should be marked "fuse".
DO NOT replace a fuse with a higer value than it calls for, this is a fire hazard. A fuse prevents circuit overload.DO NOT replace a bulb witha lower value, it may melt. If it's the bulb itself, go to an auto parts store and they can look it up, or bring it inside, theres useful numbers on it.
If this keeps happening, there is a short in the system where the wire is gronding out, pooping the fuse. Don't bother going to a shop, it will cost too much.
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Feb 5, 2013 - 10 posts - 6 authors
Interior dome lights don't come on when I open any of the doors. ... 02-06-2013,03:11 PM, #2 ... Make sure to have the interial light all the way just before it clicks to ... But I would push it until the lights come on when you open your door. ... Zigger21 (Jonathan) - Thx. That was the first thing I tried after my wife ...
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It could be a sensor problem in one of the doors causing the light to remain on. It could also be a broken wire, or wire that is touching metal (grounding out). Try opening and closing the doors to see if that turns the light off. Also check to see if your headlight switch has a control for the interior lights that needs to be turned off.
Next to the round exterior light switch is a switch that controls the brightness of the interior dome lights. You can push (detent) that button in and it will pop out to make it easier to brighten/dim those lights. The tricky part is that the switch for making the dome lights illuminate when you enter/exit the vehicle is actually the top half of the backplate of the dome brightness switch. It says "dome off" on the upper portion of the backplate. That one inch area - that barely depresses - is actually the switch to make the dome lights work with the door operation. Try pressing it and then opening your door. It should work. Good Luck!
sounds like there might be 2 feeds coming to where you disconnected the switch, I would co to the reckers & get another one from a similar car. Most of them complete the circuit when they close the switch/door open when the door closes then switch it left hanging open.
Been having a problem with the dome lights on a 99 chevy blazer. Still can't figure out what the problem is. There is a dome light overide button located under the dimmer wheel. When I push the overide button in the dome light goes off, but when I open any of the doors the dome light will not come on. When the overide button is out the dome light stays on all the time and will not turn off even though every door is closed. I checked all the pushbuttons and everything tests good. Has anyone had this problem and know how to fix it?
If it has automatic or a domelight that stays on for a while after you shut the door is on a timer relay and that is probably getting bad. As far as the door ajar message there is a switch in the door jam, look and see if you see it. Take wd40 and try to soak the switch try to get it inside the switch.If its incorporated in the door latch spray back inside the door latch real good. Open and close the door several times and see if it works then.