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Check the dome light switch. I believe its between the map lights in the front overhead console. You can set it to Always Off, On with Doors, or Always On.
The Dome light and the cargo area light should come on when the door is open and the switch is set to door position, or when set to the always on position.
If only one of the lights come on change the bulb of that light. If neither light comes on change the fuse.
I believe the instrument panel fuse block is located on the passenger side of the center console, to the left of the glove box near the floor. The cover usual lists where and what each fuse does. Look for Interior Lighting, I believe #23. Pull the fuse and check if its broken. If it is replace it. If not you may have electrical issues.
i had that problem . i just pulled the light bulbs . no bulbs, no draining battery . unless you want to replace the door buttons and the overhead light . that might solve the short but until you do just pull the bulbs . hope that helps . Carrson
The bulbs is replaced from the back of the overhead console with 1/4 turn bulb holders.
the overhead console ( non rail version ) is held up with spring clips.
Open the rear compartment, and grab the rear corners and pull down 1 at a time. They are very hard to pull the 1st few times. Once you have the read released, there is another set of spring clips in the front, so be careful how far down you pull the rear, until the front is released.
Once you can see the back of the overhead console, you will see the 1/4 turn bulb holders for the map and interior lights.
The front dome lamp & map lamps are replaced from the back, they are 1/4 turn bulb holders.
The overhead console ( non rail ) is held on with spring clips. Open the rear compartment, and in each corner grab the console with your thumb and index finger and pull down. The 1st time you remove it, it is very hard to pull down, the springs are very stiff.
The rail system, the service manual says to pull the overhead bins 1st, then pull the consoles out ( also spring clips )
It snaps in place
There will be two places on each side, you need to push on,while pulling down. It is called an overhead console
Your best bet,is to fabricate a plastic tool,like a plastic putty knife, to use .
Every thing on the LS seems to snap together The challange is to figure it out,without breaking something
There are spring clips holding the console to the roof.
Open the compartment, and grasp each corner, and pull down. This will take a moderate amount of pull to release the spring clips.
There are 4 or 6 spring clips holding the console to the ceiling, at the least the center spring clips will release when you pull down on the rear. remove the front held in place by the spring clips. There are 2 connectors for the overhead console, these have ~ 6" if slack in them.
From this point, you can remove the connectors, or you will see the gray bulb holders for the map / interior lamps. These are 1/4 twist bulb holders.
First off, on this model you don't have plug wires, you have coil packs with a boot and coil connected to the pack. The boot slides on the tops of the spark plug. The good thing about this is that you don't have to mark each wire to its location.
So to replace the plugs you need to disconnect the electrical connector to the coil pack and then unbolt the two bolts that mount the pack down, then remove the pack.
Next with a ratchet, an extension and a special spark plug socket, which has an insulator inside to protect the porcelain from getting cracked, remove the spark plugs.
Next step is to replace the plug, usually I slide off the boot from the coil pack and then remove the coil from inside the boot and slide the boot over the spark plug and start to thread the plug back in. Using this method allows to you feel if you are threading the plug in right. Then with a torque wrench you would torque the spark plug to the specs for the type of engine you have.
Next reinstall the coil pack with the two mounting bolts, it is only necessary to hand tigthen the two bolts. Then plug back in the electrical connector and continue this process on the next 5 spark plugs.
__________________ Changing Dome Light
To remove the map light bulbs you need to first remove the overhead console.
To do this you need to remove the screw at the front of the overhead console (which is more towards the front windshield).
Next you need to pry down on the rear of the overhead console and then disconnect the electrical connectors.
Then, with the overhead console pulled down, pull of the map light bulbholders and replace the bulbs.
Installation is the reverse of the removal process.
To change the bulbs for the map lights you need to first remove the screw located on the overhead console which is towards the front of the console (towards the front window). Then you need to pry down on the rear of the console. Once the console is removed you then need to remove the map light bulbholders and replace the bulbs.
As for the bulbs for the ashtray I am not sure if there is one.