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1993 Oldmobile 88 dome light is flickering on and off

1993 Oldmobile 88 dome light is flickering on and off when door is shut but stay solid when the door is open.

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  • l_jolyn_owen May 31, 2010

    I recently replaced the altenator in a 1993 Oldsmoblie 88. I jumped the battery and the car started. Now the dome blinks on and off repeatedly when the door is shut. Then it stop for a minute or so then starts again. When the door is open the dome light stays solid. No other lights are flashing. I.E. headlights or dash lights.

  • l_jolyn_owen May 31, 2010

    Is this just coincidence that this started happening after I changed the altenator?

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You might want to look at the dome lamp switch to see if there may be a loose connection. Let me know what you find and we can go further if needed.

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Seems like one of the sensors on the door is malfunctioning..what you need to do is open a door,, look at the side of it where it closes ,, on the car there is a push sensor.. Press it the light should go out.. one of these isnt functioning.. you need to find that one and change it,, push each till u find it.. in the mean time to conserve your battery,, the dome light has a 3 phase switch.. the same switch you use to turn it on.. It has on,, door and off,, set it to off..

Posted on May 31, 2010

  • Rishi Roshan Ali May 31, 2010

    yeah i'd say coincidence.. the alternator does not affect the dome light!! the alternator only charges back your battery,,

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The switch located on the drivers side door jam will need to be lubricated with some WD-40. Lift the black rubber dust cover boot off the switch and spray some onto it and then work the switch with your finger. Also check the dome light bulb and make sure the bulb is making contact at both ends. Check the dome light contacts for corrosion and clean the contacts with some sand paper. If it still flickers when your door is shut then I would replace the door jam switch

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