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Dome lights on 2000 Taurus work only with toggle switch. Will not illuminate with doors open

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Sounds like a bad door position switch. These are typically located near the hinge portiin of the door.

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2009g6 dome light comes on all by its self why


The dome lamp switch has 3 positions: DOOR, OFF, and ON. When in the DOOR position, the dome lamp operation is controlled by the body control module (BCM).The ON position provides a ground for continuous operation. Ground is provided at G302. The OFF position turns OFF any dome lamp operation. The courtesy lamps, may be manually turned ON by placing the instrument panel (I/P) dimmer switch in the DOME position. When the dome lamp switch is in the DOOR position, the dome lamp will illuminate when a door is opened. When a door is opened, the courtesy lamps turn ON. After all the doors have been closed, the courtesy lamps will remain illuminated approximately 10 seconds after the last door closes. When the driver places the dome lamp switch in the OFF position, the dome lamp will be disabled.

Do you hear any chimes when the light comes on ? Door ajar switch problem , maybe . Picture of car with door open light lit on the instrument cluster ? When does it come on , when driving or sitting still or both ?

You mite want to take it to a qualified repair shop and have it checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes .
DTC B2555 05: Passenger Compartment Lamp Control Circuit Short to Battery or Open
The body control module (BCM) applies battery voltage to the courtesy lamps through the courtesy lamps high control circuit. When any door is opened, the door ajar switch contacts close and the BCM receives a door-open input. If the BCM receives a door lock or unlock input or a rear hatch open input, the BCM will activate the courtesy lamp high control circuit, providing battery voltage to all of the dome lamps, reading lamps, rear compartment lamp, and vanity mirror lamps. In the event that any of these lamps were to remain illuminated for more than 20 minutes with the ignition switch in the OFF position, the BCM will deactivate the courtesy lamp high control circuit to prevent a total battery discharge condition.

Do you know how to do basic automotive electrical testing ? How to test inputs and outputs of a control module ? in this case the BCM - body control module ? Find wiring diagrams at
http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html also watch this video ECM Inputs and Outputs Diagnosis

Jan 19, 2017 | 2009 Pontiac G6

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When the engine is running the door open indicator on the dash shows a door open, thus when the engine is off the dome light stays on, what could cause this?


On the doors, and in some vehicles the trunk, there is a pushrod style tab similar to a fridge door. When the door is closed, it pushes the tab in, and shuts off the light. Vice versa when one of the tabs is fully extended the light turns on. Check all your doors for the tabs and see if any of them are broken. If they are, then you can solve this by using something to push into the cavity and shutting off the light. Without replacing the broken parts, you could use a small wooden dowel rod in it's place for a temporary fix.

Alternatively, there should be a toggle switch on the dome light that allows you to choose whether the light is on, comes on when the doors are opened, or remain off. It would be just as simple to switch it to 'off' provided you don't rely on it too heavily.

Jan 30, 2016 | Ford Taurus Cars & Trucks

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2000 chevy monte carlo door latch assy. replacement


all the lights above the dash do not work ?????? DOME light's ??? No light's come on when you open the door or any door ? Wouldn't think all the door ajar switches bad at one time .
Interior Lamps
The interior lamps consists of two groups, lamps that can not be dimmed and lamps that can be dimmed. This first group consists of lamps that may not be dimmed. This Includes those lamps that may be manually turned on by placing the interior lamp switch to the DOME position, or by opening a door or a compartment:
• Auxiliary dome lamp (SEO, RPO 6C7)
• Dome lamp
• instrument panel (I/P) compartment lamp
• Inside rear view mirror lamps
• I/P courtesy lamps
• Reading lamps
• Rear compartment courtesy lamp
• Sunshade vanity mirror lamps
Battery positive voltage is applied at all times to the DIC/RKE fuse and to the switched side of the BATT RUNDOWN PROTECTION relay in the right I/P junction block. The DIC/RKE fuse supplies battery positive voltage to the coil side of the BATT RUNDOWN PROTECTION relay. When the ignition is turned to the ON position, the body control module (BCM) provides a ground to the Inadvertent relay control circuit. This energizes the BATT RUNDOWN PROTECTION relay and applies battery positive voltage to I/P BRP fuse and to the TRK/ROOF/BRP fuse. Battery positive voltage is applied from the I/P BRP fuse to the I/P courtesy lamps, I/P compartment lamp and to the I/P compartment feed circuit to the BCM. Battery positive voltage is also applied from the TRK/ROOF/BRP fuse to the:

If the BCM receives a door lock or unlock input signal, the BCM will activate the BATT RUNDOWN PROTECTION relay, which provides battery positive voltage to all interior courtesy lamps. When any door is opened, the door jam switch contacts close and the BCM receives a door-open input signal. The BCM then applies a ground to the theater dimming ground control circuit illuminating the courtesy and dome lamps.
After all the doors are closed, the courtesy lamps remain illuminated for approximately 40 seconds. The courtesy lamps will also turn on and remain illuminated for approximately 15 seconds after the ignition key is removed, prior to any door being opened.
When the headlamp switch is placed in the DOME position, the BCM receives a ground signal. The BCM then applies a ground to the theater dimming ground control circuit. This illuminates the dome and roof rail lamps.
The courtesy lamps will normally turn off using the theater dimming feature. The BCM provides a pulse width modulated ground to all courtesy/reading, dome, and inside rear view mirror lamps for the theater dimming feature. The BCM will immediately turn off the courtesy lamps if a door lock command is received with all the doors closed, or if the ignition switch is turned to either the ON or RUN position.
The BCM activates the interior lighting output 15 seconds after receiving the class 2 message "Airbags Deployed" from the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM). The interior lamps remain activated for 25 minutes.

The door ajar switch is part of the lock actuator inside the door !

Jul 01, 2017 | 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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The interior light that illuminates the speedometer does not work. Everything else seems to work. The dimmer switch does activate the dome light. Could it be a fuse?


could still be the dimmer switch, the dome lights are on a separate circuit in the switch, it may also be the fus.

Sep 16, 2011 | 2002 Ford Taurus

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1999 Chev Silverado Door Light Switch


the actuator for the dome light is actually located inside the lock mechanism. Have you checked to make sure the dome light override button is in the out position?

Jul 17, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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I have a 2010 Acadia, the interior lights do not come on when I open the door. I have pushed the dome light button in and have left the button out still no lights when I open the door. Any suggestions?


Next to the round exterior light switch is a switch that controls the brightness of the interior dome lights. You can push (detent) that button in and it will pop out to make it easier to brighten/dim those lights. The tricky part is that the switch for making the dome lights illuminate when you enter/exit the vehicle is actually the top half of the backplate of the dome brightness switch. It says "dome off" on the upper portion of the backplate. That one inch area - that barely depresses - is actually the switch to make the dome lights work with the door operation. Try pressing it and then opening your door. It should work. Good Luck!

Jan 09, 2010 | 2008 GMC Acadia

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Same problem: door ajar light was on, dome light


Check fuse 23, 27 and 33 inside the vehicle. Chances are you blew a fuse when the dome lamp shorted. The modules should be okay.

Oct 18, 2009 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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My dome lights in 99 Chevy express conversion van don't work when the doors are opened or switched on. The fuse is fine and the lights work if toggled individually but not when doors opened or switch...


Did you check the dome override button? It shoiuld not be pressed in, otherwise the lights won't come on with the door or the dimmer slide switch moved all the way to the top.

Dec 01, 2008 | 2008 Chevrolet Express

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Fuse 8 blows, dome lights


There is no relay, you have a short in the system, I have fixed dozens of dome light problems on the Taurus and it was seldom the same problem from car to car, check the door switch wires first, remove the switch and diconnect it, if the short goes away the wiring is shorted to the door switch. I am sorry but there is never easy solutions to this kind of problem.

Aug 26, 2008 | 1995 Ford Taurus

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