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2002 Old Bravada Courtesy light not working

Dome lights can be off or on all the time with button, but can not adjust so dome light goes on when car door is opened. Keyless entry stopped working at the same time. Any help would be aappreciated.

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Sounds like you may have popped a fuse

check the iod fuses in the fuse compartment driver side of the dash. fuses should be listed on the back of that little plastic cover good luck

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