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Dome light my problem is that my dome light does not want to go out even after the key is turned off and all my doors are closed. I have to remove the fuse so that it would go out.

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  • v_hock Jul 17, 2008

    I checked the knob that dims the lights, and my dome light doesn't have a switch

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On your regular light knob make sure it is not switched all the way to the left....it is simple but I had the same problem.

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Interior lights stay on all the time removed passenger side door jam and grounded out switch and lights still stay . this is a 19997 ford areostar. checked headlight switch and it is working fine

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  • jw1949 Feb 11, 2009

    interior lights stay on I have removed the passenger side switch and ground out the switch and the lights still stay on . This vehicle has the doom light system that dims and go`s out after closing the door.I removed the drivers side switch and no luck same problem

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Might sound funny but check the rheostat knob that dims the interior lights, sounds like its set to always on. Check the dome light too, some have always on and on when door is open settings.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

  • Don Scurti Jul 17, 2008

    So if the dimmer knob is not set to on, then I would suspect one the door jamb switches being bad.

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