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Interior lights stay on

98 cherokee, interior and door courtesy lights stay on when ignition is in the off position, but turn off when on and responds with opening and closing the doors...I'v checked all the switches in the doors, all work correctly, but still I am puzzled on why the lights remain on...I'v been told by the dealership they can ''look at it'' for a nice $120 but they arent sure on a sure fix, they recommended I ''remove the fuses.'' When I did remove the courtesy light fuse, the door valets were still on so I removed both of those bulbs...I dont know what to do

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  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    It's not door jam switches or dimmer switch box

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Change door jam switches and overhead light wont turn off

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There is a setting for that in the electronic info center. use the menu button to cycle through options displayed on instrument panel near the speedometer

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