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Interior dome and door courstesy lights intermittently flash

All interior dome lights and inside door courtesty lights flash intermittently when the car is running and shorts out the battery over time. What causes this problem and how do you fix it. I replaced the alternator and it still occurs.

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Try changing the door jam switches,one or all of them lost their ground.When the doors are closed the switches ground and the lights go out.If they are on a timer device the timer may be defective.

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DEFINITION: Only the dome lamp is inoperative.
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YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Diagnostic System Check - Vehicle
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Place the instrument panel (I/P) dimmer switch in the DOME position.
Does the dome lamp illuminate?
YES - Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections
NO - Go to Step 3
3
Disconnect the dome lamp assembly.
Probe the courtesy lamp supply voltage circuit with a test lamp that is connected to a good ground.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
YES - Go to Step 4
NO - Go to Step 6
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Connect the test lamp between the courtesy lamp supply voltage circuit and the courtesy lamp low control circuit.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
YES - Go to Step 5
NO - Go to Step 7
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Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the dome lamp assembly. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs .
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - Go to Step 9
NO - Go to Step 8
6
Repair an open, high resistance, or short to ground in the courtesy lamp supply voltage circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs .
YES - Did you complete the repair?
NO - Go to Step 9
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7
Repair an open or high resistance in the courtesy lamp low control circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs .
YES - Did you complete the repair?
NO - Go to Step 9
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Replace the dome lamp assembly. Refer to Dome Lamp Replacement .
YES - Did you complete the replacement?
NO - Go to Step 9
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Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
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