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Overhead console features will not lite up .The courtesy lamps do turn on

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Should be a 15 amp light blue fuse in the fuse panel.

Posted on Mar 20, 2011

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    Iron Mar 20, 2011

    Check the fuse in the fuse panel to see if it has blown.

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• Rear Compartment Courtesy Lamp
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Rear fuse box. INT LP 10 amp . there is also INT LP relay in the same rear fuse box .
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Under the rear seat, on the left side of the floor pan
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Why didn't you hook into the entertainment system (radio ) ?
The one that turns on when the door opens is controlled by the BCM -body control module .You probably shorted out the transistor in side the BCM .
These lamps may be manually turned on by placing the interior lamp switch in the ON position, or by opening a door.
• The Dome Lamp
• The Rear Compartment Courtesy Lamp
• The Rear View Mirror Map Lights
The inadvertent power control circuit of the BCM supplies battery positive voltage to the dome lamp and the map lamps. When any door is opened, the door jamb switch contacts close providing a door open input to the BCM. The BCM then provides a ground to the interior lamps. The interior lamps receive a ground at G401 or G403.
If the driver inadvertently leaves any interior lamp on the BCM will turn it off after a 20 minute time-out.
The courtesy lamps will normally turn off using the theater dimming feature. The BCM provides a pulse width modulated ground to the interior lamps for the theater dimming feature. The courtesy lamps will also turn off immediately if a door lock command is received with all the doors closed, or if the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.

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Dome Lamps Inoperative
ematic Reference: Interior Lights Schematics
DEFINITION: Only the dome lamp is inoperative.
1
Did you perform the Diagnostic System Check - Vehicle?
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Diagnostic System Check - Vehicle
2
Place the instrument panel (I/P) dimmer switch in the DOME position.
Does the dome lamp illuminate?
YES - Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections
NO - Go to Step 3
3
Disconnect the dome lamp assembly.
Probe the courtesy lamp supply voltage circuit with a test lamp that is connected to a good ground.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
YES - Go to Step 4
NO - Go to Step 6
4
Connect the test lamp between the courtesy lamp supply voltage circuit and the courtesy lamp low control circuit.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
YES - Go to Step 5
NO - Go to Step 7
5
Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the dome lamp assembly. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs .
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - Go to Step 9
NO - Go to Step 8
6
Repair an open, high resistance, or short to ground in the courtesy lamp supply voltage circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs .
YES - Did you complete the repair?
NO - Go to Step 9
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7
Repair an open or high resistance in the courtesy lamp low control circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs .
YES - Did you complete the repair?
NO - Go to Step 9
--
8
Replace the dome lamp assembly. Refer to Dome Lamp Replacement .
YES - Did you complete the replacement?
NO - Go to Step 9
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9
Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
Did you correct the condition?
YES - System OK
NO - Go to Step 3

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  1. Using a thin bladed tool, carefully pry the lamp lens from the overhead console.
  2. Using a thin bladed tool, carefully pry the metal shield inward until the retaining tabs clear the notches.
  3. Remove the metal shield.
  4. Remove the courtesy lamp bulb.

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