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Something is draining my battery and i got a test light to con firm and then i pulled every fuse one by one and it never went out. When i pushed the door shut it dimmed but didnt go completely out and i cant think of what it could be.

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Interior light switch in the door.remove all interior light bulbs,then test it,sounds like maybe headlight switch if it has the dim control built in it

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