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When the doors open, the dome and cargo lights don't automatically come on. Also, when the instrument panel lights are turned all the way up and I click to the top, the dome and cargo lights don't come on. The dome lights work, because they can be manually turned on.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
inside the doorway will be contact that must be clean and unobstructed to work. Check it and see if something got caught in it. Assuming it is not faullty, this should correct the problem. It is likely that the false sensing will keep the wiper from working since it shouldn't be on with the door open. If the sensor looks okay, you should have it tested to see if it is defective.
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
This may be too obvious, but check the dimmer dial on your dashlights. There's a detent in the off position that will turn all dash and cargo etc lights off...
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
My power locks, windows didn't work and the dome lights would not turn off after closing the door. I removed the black boot that was attached to the drivers door by lifting upward and pulling away from the door. A heavy gauge black wire was broken. I removed about 3/16" of insulation from both ends of the broken wire and connected them by using a connector that both ends are placed in to and then "crimped" both ends so the broken wire made contact with each other and everything worked perfectly! The hardest part was replacing the boot. Total cost to fix is $0.50.
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
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One way is through the door ajar switches. Circuit M2 connects to all the door ajar switches from the dome lamp. The switches are case-grounded to the body. When a door is opened, the plunger in the switch closes, completing a path to ground.
The second ground path is through the headlamp switch. Circuit M2 is spliced in with the door ajar switches. When the operator turns the headlamp switch to the dome lamp ON position, a ground path is provided through the switch on the Z1 circuit. This ground terminates at the instrument panel left center support.
The time delay relay is used to allow a time-ON function for the ignition switch lamp. Power for the relay is received on the M1 circuit from the 10 amp fuse located in the Power Distribution Center (PDC ).
When a door is opened, or the headlamp switch is moved to the dome lamp position, a ground path is provided for the relay on the M2 circuit. This energizes the relay, closing the contacts. When the relay contacts are closed, power is provided through the relay to the M50 circuit.
The M50 circuit supplies current to the ignition switch lamp in the steering column. Ground for the lamp is provided on the Z3 circuit. This circuit splices with the glove box lamp, the ash receiver lamp, and the PRNDL lamp. The Z3 circuit terminates at the instrument panel left center support.
So, I would check the time delay relay since it supplies power to the circuit. Also, check for a good ground at the instrument panel left center support.
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