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2000 G. Caravan battery discharges & will not start

Vehicle's engine will not crank/start when the interior lighting/dash lighting intensity thumbwheel is left in the "On" position and the car has been sitting overnight. With the thumbwheel in the "Off" position (dome lights do not turn on when doors are opened) the battery does not discharge and the vehicle will start right up even after it has been sitting for days. My thoughts are the bezel with the power mirror, headlight switch and thumbwheel has a short in there somewhere constantly discharging the battery when the vehicle is off. Should I just replace the part or are there other things I should check before I replace it. Thank you for you assistance.

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You may very well be on the right track here... if it were me and my van here, i would replace the dimmer. i bet you can get another from a parts house without going to the dealer. then again... get the price from the parts house and see if the dealer will match the price for the part ( under the current big 3 situation they may do it)

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