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Dome lights won't work when doors open in 99 silhouette

Dime lights won't work when door is opened butwhen you turn on overhead lights they come on

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The over ride switch is located on the overhead console check to see if it is in the off position

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Check for a override switch. it is typically located near the headlight switch. That may have been hit by accident causing them not to work

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