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My dome, footlamp and door lights fail to go off after 28 seconds. They do not fade off they stay on and flicker until I guess the battery would soon die. The car is a 2002 Impala. Started last week with signal light problems that seem to have rectified themselves (for how long I'm not sure) than the security light issue surfaced. I have pulled fuses to conserve battery life. Thanks.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    DEFECTIVE DOOR AJAR SWITCH

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Check the door close indicator swithch located on the lower part of the door.. the one that indicates if the door is closed properly, maybe one of them is busted...

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my guess, is, door switches fail to light dome
1 or all 3 doors 2 doors 1 hatch. right?

i remove the bulbs, if i keep doing that.
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i can not understand your failure statement. sorry
only works.?
tell me when it dont work please.?
off works,sure.
on, my guess fails? or (ill guess not)
and door mode, works. right? no?

if on fails, that is the switch in the lamp bad.
if door mode fails that is the door that fails switch is bad
obviously it not a fuse or dead battery because some modes work
this is one of the most simple devices in in the car.
electric.
car cranks fast yes
engine runs and drives good, yes.
and only dome fails ,right?

as you can see, with the correct schematic,
the switch ground the lamp in ON.
my wild guess , this works.
then you cant get doors to work
did you try all doors?
if the diode box is unplugged or dead
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if only 1 door fails . only its switch is bad.
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this bottom of photo wiring
is all door switches, wired in Parallel.
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