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Door open light staying on, rear view interior light, and check engine light staying on

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The door light and interior lights are staying on because one of your door switches needs to be replaced. The vehicle is sensing that a door is ajar and that will keep your interior lights on. This should not necessarily set the check engine light off however. I would believe that there is another issue setting off the check engine light. If there is a parts store in your area ask them if they can scan your vehicles check engine light, and if there is a charge. They will be able to retrieve a code that will explain the problem of your check engine light being on

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Interior Lights Circuit Description
By using a feature called inadvertent power control, the body control module (BCM) supplies power to all of the following components:
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• The instrument panel compartment lamp
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Step
Action
Yes
No
1
Did you perform the Lighting Systems Diagnostic System Check?
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Diagnostic System Check - Lighting Systems
2
Use the Scan Tool in order to command the courtesy lamps OFF.
Do the courtesy lamps turn OFF?
YES - Go to Step 4
NO - Go to Step 3
3
Test for a short to ground in the courtesy lamps control circuit (156). Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - System OK
NO - Go to Step 7
4
Test for a short to ground in each door jamb switch circuit:
• Circuit 394-Driver door
• Circuit 395-Passenger door(s).
Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - System OK
NO - Go to Step 5
5
Test each door jamb switch for proper operation. Refer to the following:
• Open switch with the door closed
• Closed switch with the door open
Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find a malfunctioning door jamb switch?
YES - Go to Step 6
NO - Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
6
Replace the malfunctioning door jamb switch. Refer to Door Jamb Switch Replacement in Doors.
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NO - System OK
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7
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Replace the body control module. Refer to Body Control Module Replacement in Body Control System.
Did you complete the replacement?
System OK
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Install the door jamb switch (2).

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