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I have a 1996 Buick park avenue....when I start the car and start driving all my interior lights keep either flashing or stay on....when I turn off the car and get out and lock it up the interior lights keep on coming on and off and sometimes it stays on...so I have to discconect the battery after I use my car everytime...or my battery dies.... help me pleeeeaaase

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This is caused by a defective door ajar switch, it is located on the door latch and there is one for each door, the best thing to do is have the dealer scan the body control module and he can see on the scan tool which switch is the problem one.

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Try shifting the shifter when this happens to see if it is related to the PRNDL in the transmission; you of course will have to have the key in on possition to attempt this. If this doesn't work, you will need to take it to a quaified mechanic since there are serveral test that will be needed to be find this issue, but let me assure you that the security light comes on and blinks often when starting the vehicle.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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SOURCE: The battery died and now my interior light won't

It sounds as if the pin on the lower back corner of the door opening is stuck in the closed position. It is surrounded by a little black rubber boot. If it does not freely push in with your finger and pop back out, the interior light won't operate when the door is open. This same switch also operates to cancel the parking lights when you leave the headlamp switch in the on position.

You may need to remove the door pin and lubricate it. Sometimes the plastic gets dirty and doesn't slide in and out freely.

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SOURCE: Door ajar light comes on

the light switch is bad replace

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

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Dimmer switch needs to be replaced, had to replace mine same problem.

Posted on Dec 19, 2010

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That model of car has alot of electrical systems that can cause heavy load on the system. Blower motor on highspeed, headlamps, power windows ,ect.... instead of turning engine off ,try to eliminate the load and see if that helps. I would suspect a weak ,or too small of a battery ,or the altenator
is not working at full capacity

Posted on Feb 25, 2011

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