Question about 1996 Jeep Cherokee
The interior lights will come on by themselves. The door monitor does not indicate that any of the doors are open. The lights are suppose to go through a 30 sec. delay and then turn off. If you move the interior light switch to on and then off. The lights will flicker off and stay on. If the interior light relay is removed the overhead & dash lights will be extinguished but those in the door stay on. When the fuse to the interior light lights is removed for some time the lights work normal for about 30 minutes and then come on by themselves & cannot be turned off. The lights will turn off if the ignition switch is turned on. The fuse for the interior lights also powers the instrument panel and dash lights. So the fuse needs to be left in to power the gauges.
I tend to think it is a solid state module that is causing the problem because just before they begin to malfunction the courtesy lights on the passenger door delay off and a few seconds later the driver's courtesy light will go off. Does the body computer or security module cause this problem?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2002 jeep cherokee limited
Probably a bad door switch or a malfunctioning body control module. If it's an analog problem it could be the door switch (usually driver's side) or a broken wire in the harness going into the door as the constant movement of the harness when opening and closing the door eventually affects the wiring.
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
SOURCE: power door locks and windows
The answer to your question is maybe. Get a couple of switches from a junkyard (my guy gets $5.00 each) and try them. Here's why: I have no less than five different wiring diagrams, and none of them make any sense at all (been doing this stuff a really long time) I keep a good switch handy to check my jeeps when one gets wierd on me...even so, my 93 passenger window works with the key off, none of the others do. Stopped trying to figure it out a long time ago, but would really like to meet the guy who designed this stuff!
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
At least one of your door switches is earthing out.
Try pushing/wiggiling the switch buttons on each door, inc. tailgate.
You might find the offending switch by watching the light while you do that, if not, you will have to remove & clean each one till you fix it. They get pretty dirty, the wires can get frayed & occasionally, dirt will collect & earth them out. Good luck, it's not a huge problem, but a flat battery from the lights on 24/7 could be!
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
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