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Re: dash and interior lights do not work
Dash lights are on the same fuse as the tail lights. Dash lights not working is an indication that the tail lights are not working. The first thing to check is that the tail light fuse is not blown. Most of the time replacing the tail light fuse will restore both the tail lights and the dash/interior lights. If this is not the case you may have to trace the wires and look for a broken or unplugged wire in the harness.
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If you open other doors besides the driver door do the lights work? If so the door ajar switch is defective in the driver door. Also can you turn on the interior lights from the headlight switch control?
More than likely it is a short somewhere in your electrical system. Check the water escape tube located in the center pillar of the car because if these get clogged, the water will enter the roof center controls where the interior lights are in the center of the roof. often times it is that this backlogged water can cause a minor short in the circuitry and then this will lead to sporadic odd behavior in the interior lights. they often will go on and off without your commanding it to do so, or sometimes they might stay on even though the doors are closed and so forth. when working on resolving the short, always unplug your negative battery cable to prevent you from hurting the vehicles main computer ECU unit. you will need a multimeter to assist you at finding the short. Also always pay attention to the ground wires in that they get rusted and corrosion can also cause odd and unique behaviors. good luck.
You probably already checked this but the simplest solution is the control used to turn on the interior lights and to dim your dash lights. It is a dimmer switch to the right of your headlight switch. If it is turned all the way down then you would have no dash lights and no headlight chime. Turned all the way up it turns on your interior lights. If this isn't your issue and if no fuses are blown then try to turn the dimmer switch all the way up with your headlights on. If the dash lights come on with the interior lights then your switch is fried and you may have a short in the interior light circuit.
I would replace the light switch, but first I would have a confederate go around and jiggle all the door jamb switches while I observed the dash lights. Something is loose, often the brightness control for the dash lights is the culprit.
look on the left of dash for the switch you turn your interior lights on turn it see if your dash light will brighten.turn up enough brighten dash lights. dont turn until it stop or your interior light will stay on.
The fuse that feeds them is no 22(15amp) in the interior fuse panel,however this fuse feeds the park lamp relay so if your park lamps are working this would not be the problem.
I would suspect that you have a loose or unplugged connector. Most likely connector C913 located behind dash in the top left corner above emergency brake pedal.It will be a round 4 wire cavity connector but will have only 2 wires in it BK/GY and VT/WH.