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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
this is what it looks like it will be mounted on the door jam not on the door just look for it you will find it . it works bye when you open the door it grounds the dome light ground wire to the body. i have fixed thees before it isnt too hard. if the pic does not come up i will put the link under it
Door Jamb Switch Operation:
An electrical device that controls the on-and-off setting of a sub-system or system.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
Next to the round exterior light switch is a switch that controls the brightness of the interior dome lights. You can push (detent) that button in and it will pop out to make it easier to brighten/dim those lights. The tricky part is that the switch for making the dome lights illuminate when you enter/exit the vehicle is actually the top half of the backplate of the dome brightness switch. It says "dome off" on the upper portion of the backplate. That one inch area - that barely depresses - is actually the switch to make the dome lights work with the door operation. Try pressing it and then opening your door. It should work. Good Luck!
Posted on Mar 04, 2010
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The problem is the diode needs to be replaced. The dome light works in the "on" position, but does not work when any of the doors are opened. The diode itself is about half the size of a dime which you can buy from a kia dealer for less then $20. You don't have to disconnect the battery to do this.
1. Remove the kick panel which is right next to the foot rest on the drivers side and where the fuse box is located. You will have to pry open the door foot guard to get to the other screw for the kick panel.
2. right next to the fuses box there is a wiring harness wraped in black cloth like material or some type of harness cover, just peel it back or remove. You can feel the diode through the wrap.
3. the diode is in a sleeve like incasement or cover carefully pry open and slide the diode out.
4. replace diode with new one and your done.
Posted on Mar 25, 2010
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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