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2003 Chevy Tahoe courtesy (dome) lights do not shut off when exiting the car and doors are shut. They do shut off when engine is started however. Is there a modual needing replacement?

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  • Jeremy Pernar Jun 07, 2010

    does it shut off when you lock the vehicle

  • steve walls Jun 07, 2010

    The lights stay on continuesly whith the engine off, keys removed and doors closed, they should hesitate fro 11/2 minute then turn off but don't. I have to discinnect the battery as not to have it drained. Any suggestions?
    Thank you for your last response.



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They don't shut off until they sit dormant for about a minute. They are set to delay as a courtesy when there is minimal light outside. **Please rate me on this answer

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    Greg W. Jun 07, 2010

    Has the battery been drained before due to the lights staying on? GM has a battery run down protection that will turn off the lights automatically if they are accidentally left on. Have you tried pushing the dome override button in to see if that shuts them off? It is located on the left of the steering wheel near the head light switch. Also right there should be the control for the display light. Did you check to see if it is locked in the top position?

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    Greg W. Jun 08, 2010

    I'm glad I could help. I would be happy to answer any questions you have. Thank you very much for the testimonial and the great rating.



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