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Interior lights stay on and no power windows

My interiors lights stay on. I have to turn them off otherwise they will stay on while driving. Also, my power windows will not work and I can not use the power locks on my doors. . .

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  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    ditto, got the exact same troubles

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    the power for my windows suddendly stopped working and the the interior lights wont go off unless i turn all the lights off so you can see the radio etc...

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    I have the same problem... weird!

    Are you in cold weather too?

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    exact same problem just happened to me, has anyone fixed the wiring harness and did that work?

  • mjayson Feb 01, 2009

    In addition, my power dook lock in the driver's panel won't work.

  • cherokeechic Feb 03, 2009

    My interior lights won't go off unless i turn all the lights off manually. None of my power windows will work, and the keyless entry unlocks all doors but the driver door. The one has to be done manually. We tested to see if power is getting to the door and it is. We replaced the switches in the driver door and tested all the fuses but it still won't work. HELP!!!

  • davisal29 Feb 06, 2009

    I have the exact problem. It started with no power for windows, mirrors, and locks. And now my interior light will not turn off. I live in cold weather too.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    I had the same exact problem, read this and the sollution. I pulled the rubber back on the driver's door, and there it was. the large black wire was broken in half. Problem fixed. THANKS

  • shanda619 Feb 09, 2009

    I have the exact same prob! Interior lighs won't turn off unless I turn them off on the windshield handle thing... power windows won't work on any of the doors/windows... the power door locks WILL work from all other doors except the drivers side, and the drivers side won't lock at all. 
    I'm not sure if I need a whole new unit with all the switches for the windows/locks etc... I'm worried about spending $400 on a piece that isn't going to fix the problem.. and of course the dealership wants to charge me an arm and a leg to trace the wiring to find the problem. :(

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    I had the same exact problem with the interior lights staying on and the power windows and locks not working. Low and behold it was the black wire in that wiring bundle causing the issue. I spliced it back together and everying is working fine. Thanks for the info.



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It’s a wire that is part of the wiring in the driver side door.
If you wish to fix yourself, (disconnect battery and follow all safety measures per your manufacturer’s recommendations) there is a black rubber gusset (accordion style tube) that contains the wiring harness to the door. On the door side of the tube you will find tabs on the top and bottom you can squeeze together to pull back and reveal the harness connector that is also located closest to the door.
Disconnect the harness and pull back though a hole located in the area directly under the interior fuse box. This might not be the easiest task, so when you pull back the rubber tube, check for any broken wires. You can lightly pull on each wire to see if one is loose if you are not able to visually locate the wire in question.
Repair the wire using the best method available to you and reverse the removal. Return the harness back though the door, plug in the harness, and snap the tube back into place. I found this after a good deal of troubleshooting and had to fix the same wire in a different section about 2 years later. This should be recalled as I have fixed 2 friends with the same problem.
Remember also to be safe and if you need to replace any wires, contact your dealer for details on the repair. This is doable, just take your time and plan to be in the area working for at least 30 minutes to an hour if you are good at repairs.
Good Luck...

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    Raymond Mar 15, 2014

    That did it..surprised to find the wire broken. I stopped by the dealer, he wanted to charge $125. To let me know what's wrong, plus what ever he charged to fix it..thanks for solving my problem.


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Its Gotta Be The Wiring Harness In One Of The Doors Check The Wires Inside The Jam Most Likely The Drivers Door As It Is Used Most Of The Time.

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