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While i am driving, my dome light will flicker on and off. But sometimes it just stays on the hole time im driving until I shut the vehicle off. What is the issue or problem? I was told it could just be my battery dying on me but im not too sure.

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    did you check your door switches?

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It appears that one of the door operated switches is making contact even though the door is closed. This is indicated by the Dome light coming on. It could mean the door catch is slightly out of adjustment allowing door to sit slightly away from body. Try checking each door for a loose fit by pushing the closed door in, especially the driver's which gets the most use. There should be only a little movement as the sealing rubbers are squeezed a little more. If door catches are tight then it may be that the rubber pad attached to the door that pushes on the door switch button has compressed and is allowing switch to make contact.

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This is the door switch failing in one of the doors or the delay timer circuit( if this has one) is faulty.
You can check all the door switches one by one when the fault goes off, to see which switch is erratic.

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