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Dome light is always on when switch is in door position (or in on position). This is a 1998 ZX2

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Adjust the door switch. It has a lock nut for setting the height of the pushbutton.
Unscrew the switch. tighten the nut. test.
Unscrew the switch. tighten the nut. test.
Unscrew the switch. tighten the nut. test.

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SOURCE: 1998 escort zx2 dome light stays on when switch is set for door.

It should stay on for about 30 seconds and go off. Otherwise, the car is 11 years old, so find a switch position which does not drain the battery.

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It should stay on for about 30 seconds and go off. Otherwise, the car is 11 years old, so find a switch position which does not drain the battery.

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