Question about 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
I can't get my interior lights to turn off and it's draining my battery. I even pulled the fuse but the four reading lights are staying on. help!
Try the Door jam light switches mine jammed and wouldnt allow lighting to shut down, a buddy of mines just wore out and ones girlfriend got hit on the side not allowing door to shut fully
Posted on Sep 04, 2008
Double check your dashboard "dimmer" switch, most vehicles allow for adjustment of dash light. Once the max intensity is reached there should be an additional "click" which will cause the interior lights to come on and stay on. This is the first thing to check. Many newer vehicles also have a timer switch you should check which turns off the lights a minute or two after shutting the doors. It this is set to the max position it over rides the shut off.
If this is not the cause, you either have an additional fuse for the reading lights (most likely labeled something like "courtesy"). If you did pull the correct fuse and still have power to the lamps you may have a short in the wiring or faulty light switch, dimmer switch or one or more of the door switches which control the lighting. As you can see, it is a more complex system than most people assume. Please take the issue seriously (it is more than an annoyance) as it can melt your lighting fixtures, cause additional electrical system damage or even potentially cause a fire.
One other thing you may wish to check for is an additional switch on the rear hatch. My Kia Sedona has one I accidentally knocked into the on position which caused similar symptoms. The Sedona also had issues which a "Master Switch" located under the dash which controlled the lighting and it's timer which turns off the lights after a short interval.
Posted on Jun 09, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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