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I have a Jeep Cherokee Limited, the interior overhead lights are stay on, the controls on any of the door don't work. Please help I want to know if it is a fuse or what?

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There is a rubber piece inbetween your drivers side door hinge and the fuse panel with wires inside.. pull the rubber back and there will be broken wires. unhook your battery first then strip the wires and connect them with connectors. this is the wiring for your windows. This is a common problem on jeeps it happened to me. I had the same problem. the reason why the lights stay on is because since the wires are broken your car thinks the door is open. the reason why the windows dont work is because the power wire is probly broke to your driver door, If the driver panel doesnt work then none of the other windows will either.90% of the time this is the problem and is easy to do

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

  • cdavis1350 Aug 25, 2010

    Thanks for the latest information concerning my interior lights staying on. However, the lights are now coming on when I open all of the doors except the drivers side. I have set the icon for the lights on the turn signal back to auto position.

    The problem that I am having now is with the control panel for the windows, mirror and door locks, when using the remote. All of the doors lock, except the drivers side. Please if you have the answer to solve this problem I really would appreciate the info. Thanks

  • jtothet21 Sep 22, 2010

    I had similar issues to what you are experiencing and had no clue what to do. I took it to the dealer and they wanted to sell me a "relay" for the door for $400 after they charged me $150 just to check it out. They didn't really seem to able to explain to me why it needed to be replaced though so I was pretty wearisome to say the least about having to spend $400 and them not being very sure of themselves as to why this part was causing the problem. After searching around online I saw a couple people posting about similar issues they had and that they found a broken wire inside the driver's door. I was quite skeptical at first because lights were coming on so it didn't make sense that it would just be a broken wire. Eventually, I just gave in and did it and it worked perfectly. I haven't had any trouble since. Basically, I unhooked the battery, pulled back the rubber boot around the hinge in the driver side door, and found a broken wire that was completely sheared in half (I have heard that some wires break and the rubber covering stays on so you may want to run your fingers along the length of the wires to test for any breaks that might not be visible), attached the wire that was broken, and everything worked perfectly fine. I believe it was a green wire on mine.



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