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Dome light does not come on when doors open, but does when dim switch is rotated. The dome light bypass button has no effect on it.

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    My mini van 2006 toyota sienna, dome light does not come on when doors open. Check and replace the fuse, dome lights work, but half day later, fuse burnt again. I tried to replace the fuse a few time and same trouble.
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Likely failure is either in the dome light bypass button next to the headlight switch on the dash, or failure of the plunger switch located in the door jam. If the dome light is not comming on when any of the doors are openned (passenger, side or rear doors) then I would start with the bypass switch on the dash. Can be checked fairly easily with a multimeter -- after you've managed to remove it from the dash.
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All the door switches use the same wiring harness. It's an orange and a white wire. There is a switch on the dash to turn the dome and wheel lights off. If the lights come on with the dimmer, the whole harness is OK, so now check to see if that switch is turned off... or bad

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