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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Looks like the low pressure switch gets power from a 10amp ac fuse. Power then goes to the ac relay which is powered on by the ac heat controller on the dash. Power then goes thru the high pressure switch to the compressor. The ac relay is grounded to the body. Do you have power on the lite and dark green wires going into the relay and is it grounded ?
Hello. Try looking at the black earth that goes from the drivers door and into the A frame which is covered in a rubber sheath. The wire can break after opening and shutting the door over several years and as it's normally the thicker wire is more prone to break. Also check the other wires visually for any chaffing and tugging on each wire. If more electrical parts start failing, air con blowers etc it will be an earth. Hope this helps
FIRST: try using the gas release lever from inside the car with the driver side door closed.
My 2006 Jetta gas release lever would only work if the driver door were shut and I pulled the release from the inside car interior.
Turns out it was a severed door wire (NOT THE RELEASE CABLE). Thus when the door was open, it stretched the damaged wire and so none of the door controls worked unless the door was closed. ie windows, trunk release, and gas release.
It was a $600 repair at the dealership, parts and labor! :(
There should be a 4wd fuse inside the driver door at the dash by front pillar. Remove cover look inside cover and find 4wd fuse, replace. If it blows again it will most likely need a front axle electronic actuator.
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.