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Mazda 1999 2500 pick up- courtesy light problem

Purchased used (most likely door was previously hit) The courtesy
light doesn't work. The bulbs stays on, door close switch in all directions still on. Where is the switch on the door or to turn the light off?

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  • jeant100 Mar 18, 2009

    I have the same issue with my used 96 mazad pkup! Have to slam the door many times before it goes off-- switch is useless.



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Shoot a bunch of WD40 into the keyway (both doors), let soak, come back in five minues. Put your doom light bulbs back in and test. In case that doesn't work, take your doom light bulbs out forever. The light activator is deep inside the door (some magent thing is as close as I ever came to an answer?), good luck w/ finding it. I took the entire door panel off to replace a driver's side mirror and couldn't find it with two hands, a flashlight and a Chilton's manuel.

How do I get my check engine light off? I changed both parts on both codes from three different AutoZones. The EGR valve and EGR value sensor and a new hose from the manifold to the catalytic converter. Only thing I can think is to look for a vacuum leak, change the oil, rotate the tires, get new struts and shocks, a front end alignment, get my heat shield welded back into place, get a full tune up, change the transmission fluid, and two new oxygen sensors and these should hold her for quite a while. Rear brakes don't seem to be grabbing correctly, it feels uneven. Anti-lock brakes don't come on. I also replaced the speedsensor this time last year. And need a new windshield. How much will all this cost?

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