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Electrical my 2000 jimmy's inside lihts stay on inless the dome overide switch is pressed and the alarm goes off every 4 or 5 hours..any answers?

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Could be the door jam switch broke off...had the same problem with my car. the door drops down when you open it, and because its off balance, it bends and breaks the little stick that pokes out very simple to replace if thats the case. a few screws to take the bottom panel off...

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