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Interior lights dont come on when doors open but can turn them on with dimmer also lights dont work on all switches in car fuses look good what can i do to fix this problem

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The switcwes that turn on lights when door is opened are located in the door latch itself.spraying latches in door liberally with CRC may work consult a repair manual for exact dash bulbs & procedures.

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