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Interior lights do not come on when door is opened.

The door chime works when key is in ignition and door is opened but the interior lights do not come on. Is there a separate switch that controls the lights? The door ajar light is also working properly??

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  • Tony Smith Nov 24, 2008

    The bulb was hanging down out from the holder and not making good contact. This was the first suggestion you made and it solved the problem.



    Thanks for the help,

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I would first check the bulb if that is not the problem I would check the fuse box most of the time this solves the problem but if you do all of the above and the problem persists I would say it is the switch in between the door closure it looks like a 22 rifle shell if you notice it sticking spray a little WD40 on it and it will become unstuck good luck!

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