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Courtesy lights stay on all the time, only go out by pulling fuse

All of the sudden my courtesy lights decided to stay on and run the battery down. Tried replacing the relay timer, didn't help.

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Sir,

The courtesy timer is receiving an input somehow and starting the timer. You need to check the input voltages when wiggling the doors. Worn door pins and bushings or a latch can cause this. When the light is off grasp the door and try and force it around. If the light comes on you know which door it is. It isn't going to be the timer.


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Do you have the light switch on? also there is a little switch on the door that gets pressed when you close it this part could be broken causing the car to think the door has been left open thus leaving on the courtesy lights

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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    what if the car screen shows the door is closed, what then?

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