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Dome light does not come on whenany doors are opened. The dome light does come on using the switch..??

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  • fred weprich Jan 04, 2011

    The dome light on my KIA Sorento does not come on when I open any of the 4 doors. The foot lights in the door panels do come on when I open the doors. The dome light comes on when using the dome push button switch. I was told by an "expert" to spray the door switches. Thsi made NO sense but I tried it. Situation remains the same. There must be a central component that controls the dome light when a door is opened. All fuses are OK.

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This is a pretty common problem on the Kia's. The problem is a diode. You can replace the diode yourself pretty easy. Here is a website for a Sorento. I don't know what Kia you have but these instructions will help you through the replacement. It has pictures that show what the diode looks like etc.
http://www.kia-forums.com/2003-2010-sorento-forum/57903-2004-kia-sorento-diode-replacement-steps.html

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Hi!!What year and model is your vehicle??

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Try pushing the switches in the doors (both sides) then spray the door switches (in the door jambs) with a lubricant,

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