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Dome light does not go on when opening drivers door

Radio will not shut off either

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You have a button that is on the bottom front of the car door that tells the car the door is open its broken and needs to be replaced

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Headlights do not go off so battery went dead. Also dome light does not respond to drivers door


Never rely on the door switch to shut off the lights.
That is always an extremely unreliable system on any car.
Whenever you shut a car off, turn off everything. That includes radio, AC, fan, etc. Otherwise you are putting a great strain on your battery when you next try to start it.

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My dome lights stay on for about 15 to 20 minutes and my radio shuts off now when i turn the car off, it normally stays on when car is turned off until you open a door.


This is normal...........The dome light will give you time to collect your belongings and the radio or music of your choice will stay playing for about 15 min unless the door opens..............It is just the way cadi rolls........Hope this helps.

Apr 20, 2011 | 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood

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I have a 1989 chevy s10 horn radio and dome light not working keeps blowing horn/dm fuse out


Check inside the drivers and passenger side door jam for the little push in type switch. 9x out of 10 one or the other will be causing the short to the dome fuse. These little **** get rusty and also get alot of wear and tear from the door opening and shutting over and over. These switchs are what causes your dome light to come on when you open your door and or likewise they shut your dome light off when you shut you door. A very good way to test to see if one of these little switchs is the couprate is to take and hook up a voltage light into the negative side battery post after you disconnect the battery negative line.. If your voltage light is on than that would mean that you have a short somewhere in your system. Now, since you already know that you are blowing the dome fuse then your already halfway there. With the light on your votage light still on indicatin a short, unscrew the little switch on the door jam and disconnect the power wire from it. Check to see if the light on your voltage light is still indicating a short, if not then you can be sure that the door jam was the coulprete. Hope this is of help.

Mar 16, 2010 | 1990 GMC Suburban

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Dome light won't work exept by the override switch-sometimes


I seem to be having the exact opposite problem. I have a 99 chevy blazer and the dome light will not turn off unless I push the override button in. The radio does turn off as soon as I turn off the ignition key. If I leave the dome override button out, the dome light will constantly stay on even while I am driving. It used to work fine. Every now and them it starts working properly, but it hasn't worked right for a long time now. I tested all the switches and they all seem ok. They rear hatch is also closed. Does anyone know what the problem can be and how to fix it?

Oct 12, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet S-10

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Radio won't shut off chevyexpress van


check all of your fuses especially if the cd player was just installed and you made the wires touch

May 06, 2009 | 2003 Oldsmobile Alero

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Radio won't shut off


Not 100 % sure on the Mustang, but on F150 this is 1 of 2 places.

First check is if the dome light comes on. If not, check the door switch, and the wiring between the door and the A pillar for a broken wire ( F150 this is a Black w/ yellow wire ).

Second, in the driver's side door sill, under the trim plate, there is a splice in there, that is only in tape. The F150s ( 04-08 ) can have water in the sill with the splice, and it freezes and stops working.
A lot of wires to look through, but you find something similar.
The door sill usually has other issues with it, apart from the radio saying on.

Start with looking through the door to A pillar harness, if your adio stays on, and you don't have dome lamps

Jan 11, 2009 | 2006 Ford Mustang

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When I shut off the ignition the radio and dome light stayed on


I have the same truck. The thing is designed so that the radio and dome light and even the windows will operate for a time which should expire immediately when you open the door. Try turning on the radio with engine running and then turn off the engine and just sit there and the radio should still play. Try the power windows - they too should go up and down. Finally open the drivers door and that should immediately kill the radio, windows and dome light. If it does not - you will need to report that problem to your dealer since the problem is in that timer feature which is part of the vehicles "brain". Sorry I can't be more helpful.

Dec 19, 2008 | 2003 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab

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Dome light won't turn on.


my dome light wont turn on at all and i dont know where the fuse is iv checked all my fuses and there fine could it be a capasiter

Dec 06, 2008 | 2003 Oldsmobile Alero

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