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Dome light and key in ignition tone won't quit.

I have a 97 GMC Jimmy and the dome light stays on as well as the key in ignition warning tone. Is this a stuck switch or bad switch and how do you fix it?

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    Dan Hooper Apr 21, 2013

    It is definitely a pain, you have to remove the door panel and the lock rods that go fron the inner and outer locks and handles. unplug the lock actuator and closed switch, and then remove the 3 torques bolts that hold it to the door frame. Then you have to get it all back together with the rods in the right place.

  • dsm1dmw
    dsm1dmw Apr 21, 2013

    thats what I thought from looking at it. Thanks for the info. Probably a project for next weekend.

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Yes, I would lean toward a stuck drivers door latch. Your door open switch is located in the latch itself and the ding is a reminder your key is in the ignition so you don't lock them in the vehicle when you lock the door. even though your door is shut, the truck still thinks it is open. sometimes spraying the latch with some WD-40 will get it freed up and working again, but a new latch might be in your future.

Posted on Apr 21, 2013

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    dsm1dmw Apr 21, 2013

    I've tried the WD40 but no luck yet. The latch itself seems to be working just fine. I read somewhere GM changed to micro-switches but it was after '97. If it doesn't clear up in a day or so from the WD40 i'll probably get a new Latch. Looking at it looks like a pain to switch out. Any hints on doing that?

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