97 Suburban, All inside lights work but won't shut off after the doors are closed. Is this a fuse problem? or wiring? If it's a fuse, then which fuse should be replaced, where is it located and is it labeled?
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Re: 97 Suburban dome lights
It is not going to be a fuse, It is going to be your dome light switch on the dash or one of your door switchs is bad. I would start with drivers door, (make sure the other doors are closed) you can open the door and flick the switch in and out a few time. Push it in and let it snap out. (keeping a eye on the lights) If that doesnt work disconnect the door switchs one at a time. Dont let the wire touch a ground because that is what turns the light on. Make sure the dome switch on the light itself is not turned on. It is possible but not likely that a wire has come off of one of the door switches and grounded itself.
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more than likely it is the headlight switch. All of the lights work off from it. My dads 97 chev would shut off all the lights after shutting the door. Then you would come back later and the interor lights would be on again and run the battery down.
Check inside the drivers and passenger side door jam for the little push in type switch. 9x out of 10 one or the other will be causing the short to the dome fuse. These little **** get rusty and also get alot of wear and tear from the door opening and shutting over and over. These switchs are what causes your dome light to come on when you open your door and or likewise they shut your dome light off when you shut you door. A very good way to test to see if one of these little switchs is the couprate is to take and hook up a voltage light into the negative side battery post after you disconnect the battery negative line..
If your voltage light is on than that would mean that you have a short somewhere in your system. Now, since you already know that you are blowing the dome fuse then your already halfway there. With the light on your votage light still on indicatin a short, unscrew the little switch on the door jam and disconnect the power wire from it. Check to see if the light on your voltage light is still indicating a short, if not then you can be sure that the door jam was the coulprete. Hope this is of help.
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?
THERE IS A SWITCH, IT IS THE DOME/DOOR AJAR SWITCH INSIDE THE DOOR ON THE LATCH. U MUST DE-TRIM THE DOOR AND REMOVE THE REAR GLASS RUN CHANNEL TO REPLACE IT, ALSO ANYONE OF THE 4 SWITCHES CAN BE THE PROBLEM, FORD CAN TEST IT WITH A NEW GENERATION STAR TESTER AND ID THE PARTICULAR DOOR THAT IS CAUSING THE PROBLEM. PART IS ABOUT $25.00 EACH
The dome light problem is likely that the crappy switches that get pushed in when the door closes don't make contact when opened. You can find them at the lower right corner of the door sill. (Driver's side door. Same relative position on the other doors.) Take a phillips screwdriver and remove them, AFTER removing the correct fuse. Spray the inside of the switches with contact cleaner. Grab the black nub of the switch and twist it while holding the switch body still.
The trunk has a weird setup. the switch contact is where the trunk latch is. When the trunk is closed, the simple spring switch is held open so the light turns off. When trunk is open, the switch closes and the bulb lights. Hope this helps.
The dome tight is actually a combo fuse/light. If that light is burned out; 1 the locks won't work, and 2 the odometer will flash "FUSE" and 3 the "DOOR" warning light will stay on - try replacing the bulb. If it stays on with all the doors closed, more then likely one of the switches that are built into each of the door latches is not making the correct contact to shut off the dome light/dash light. The correct fix is to replace the defective latch. The other option is to just cut the wires that feel the switch inside the door - then the car will think that door is always closed and the lights will not come on when you open that door.