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Interior lights will not come on when opening door

Is there a relay module that turns the interior lights on when the door opens. I have checked all my fuses and everyone of them are good but I can't get the interior lights to come on when you open driver or passenger side doors.

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You need to check ALL the door switches that make the light come on....chances are ONE of them is defective. When you open ANY of those doors, all you are really doing is connecting a ground to that light, but if one of them is not working, it doesn't matter how many doors you have open, it won't ever come on...
Depending on how difficult it is to disassemble each door post switch, it might be possible to bypass all the switches and then put each one back into the system individually until you find the culprit. You also need to run a long jumper wire to the negative side of the bulb and make sure it is a known good bulb and a good socket FIRST!
Hope that helps!

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Hi there
there should be a fuse box also under the hood on the drivers side that has fuses in it pull off the cover and turn over the cover and the fuse location and what they go to will be shown

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