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Underhood lamp Under hood lamp on comes on once in awhile.

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I am assuming you have checked the wire that connects to the light for 12 volts when the hood is open. these lamps work on a switch that is position sensitive (hood open= light on hood closed =light off) this internal switch could be faulty,therefore you need to replace the light fixture itself(remove the two bolts holding it do the hood and unplug the wire) Or what i have found with most of these, because they are subjected to the outside elements the connections for the light bulb get corroded and the 12 volt current isn't reaching the bulb. try removing the bulb and clean the contacts with a small wire brush and some contact cleaner. Also check the bulb,sometimes they look ok but the filament is burned and can some times make contact and cause the light to work intermittently
hope this helps.........thanks for choosing FIX YA!

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Battery positive voltage (B+) is applied at all times to the lamp control module (LCM) through the underhood fuse block HDLP fuse.
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    Exchange the rear defogger relay with a known good relay from the under hood junction block.
  1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
  2. Press the rear defogger switch to the ON position.
Does the rear defogger grid warm?
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Yes Go to Step 2
NO Go to Step 3

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Replace the faulty relay.
Is the repair complete?
Go to Defogger System Check --

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  2. Use a test lamp in order to backprobe between terminal C5 of underhood junction block connector C3 and ground.
Does the test lamp light?
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Go to Step 4
Go to Step 23

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  1. Use a test lamp in order to backprobe between terminal C5 of underhood junction block connector C3 and ground.
  2. Press the rear defogger switch to the ON position.
Does the test lamp light?
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When the headlamp switch in the HEAD position for normal operations


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When the headlamp switch is in the AUTO position, for automatic lamp control (ALC)


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When the headlamp switch is placed in the AUTO position, with the windshield wipers ON in daylight conditions, after a 6 second delay

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  4. ?‡'
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