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Interior lights don't come on when door is opened. The switches are set for door. Lights will go on if you turn to on position. Is there something else that needs to be adjusted?

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  • iflyswa2 Sep 06, 2008

    Same problem. Mine isn't a hybrid, but a 2008 Escape XLT. I've tried the switches in all kinds of positions and the lithgs still won't come on when the door opens.

  • Sprudog Oct 03, 2008

    Same problem, but no fix yet. They work fine when the are turned to "ON" so it isn't the dimmer switch

  • covkei Sep 17, 2013

    kinda the same problem,exsept my dash light will not light,but my milage light work,would that be a bulb burnt out?

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Hello I have a 2008 Ford Escape XLS and I had the same problem I even took it to the dealer to be fix but when I got it back in return it only worked until I got home and stopped working again. So I took it upon myself and took off the screws to the dome light very carefully not to pull any wires I looked at it and examined it. Come to find out that under the switch I noticed one side of the copper connector was slightly burned have no idea how and why it happened. So I took a very small flat head screw driver and rubbed the burned connector that's attached to the complete unit until I saw the burn color come off and did the same thing with the copper piece I saw curled up that is connected to the switch. I only rubbed underneath it because I figure it has to make contact with the other piece i had just rubbed very carefully not to bend or break it. Once I finished rubbing both pieces I pushed down the curled up piece that is attached to the switch: which for some weird reason it was curled up I'm guessing when it burn. I pushed it all the way down until it was making contact with the complete unit. Then I pushed the switch back and forth to make sure I could feel it rubbing/making contact on the bottom copper piece. I opened the door and it worked back to normal now I was really hating being in the dark at night and couldn't find the ignition. Hope this helps everyone.

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I Don't know if this will work for you, but it did for us.
We have a 2008 Escape and my wife found that if the dimmer switch for the dashboard is turned down, it also turns down the ceiling light.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Interior lights won't turn on when door opens

Do you have electric locks in the vehicle? One test to do is turn on the car's headlights and open the door. You should hear a chime when you open the driver door. One other thing is to unlock the doors with the remote if you have a remote open the driver door, get in the car but don't put the key in the ignition. The doors might relock after 15-20 seconds. This proves that the door signal open is not being processed. Just tell me what model VW and what year and if you have electric locks and I'll help you.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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SOURCE: My interior lights won't turn on when I open door on vw bora

There's a switch that's usually located around the door hinges; you should be able to see it if the door is open. Sounds like the switch is bad, and isn't completing the circuit when you open the one door. Open the door, and see if you can wiggle the switch. If so, see if it will turn the lights on. It won't always do it, but if it does, it will confirm that it is sticking. If not, you may have to take the switch out, and jump the two leads to see if the lights will come on. If they do, go ahead and replace the switch. If not, test the two wires with a multimeter, looking for around 12-16 volts DC. If you have power there, then the switch is bad. If you do not, then you need to trace the wires and find the break in the wires.

Posted on Jan 09, 2010

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SOURCE: Interior lights won't come on when the doors are open.

a door ajar switch is the problem. It's not hard to fix just a little tricky. you can do either do 2 things get it scanned and it shoule tell you what door switch is giving the problem. or save some money and one by on unplug the switches and jump the switch until the light goes out....and then changes that switch

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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There may be a dome light override switch that keeps the overhead light off when the doors are opened. Consult owners manual or see dealer.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

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SOURCE: power door locks don't work; interior lights

these trucks have a generic body control module in the left kickpanel. just remove the plastic trim from the drivers floor molding to access the module. inspect the wire for green dust or gel. if there is signs of this then you have a corrosion problem. disconnect you battery and then try cleaning the corrosion all off using contact cleaner and penetrating oil. once the corrosion is gone then reconnect everything and try to see if it works. If not then it is possible that the module is damaged. you will need a new one.

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