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Ford f-150 2003/when driver door open the dome light does not turn on

Dome light does not work when the driver door is open

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  • Rocky Degelman Oct 30, 2012

    Does it work when you push on the door switch with your finger? Back end forth, If not the switch is at falt.

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If it works when passenger door opened either the driver switch is stuck, or bad---give that one some W-D 40 to see if it helps or not.

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

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My wife showed me that one- the doom lite in center of roof is 3 postision, slide it to passanger side then back to center. Its a poorly made switch but once set in middle the lites will come on/off with door openning/closing. Be aware it dims delays when going off, not immediate.

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Try your fuse panel.

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you have a bad door switch usually located in the door jam if you are sitting in the seat and your door is open look for something that looks like a small button about the size of a pencil eraser it is possible the plunger is broken off so all you may see is a metal object with a hole, replace this if plunger is broken

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SOURCE: 1999 Chev Silverado Door Light Switch

the actuator for the dome light is actually located inside the lock mechanism. Have you checked to make sure the dome light override button is in the out position?

Posted on Jul 17, 2010

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