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2008 Chrysler Pacifica Interior Lighting Malfunction

The interior lights does not operate when you manual start one individually. When the door opens all lights illuminates but when you're driving and want to turn on a particular light, neither works. Does or has anyone else seen this problem and know whats causing this malfunction?

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Does or has anyone else seen this problem and know whats causing this malfunction? /////
Could be a number of thing's , testing the electrical circuit's with a DMM - digital multi-meter is the way to find the problem . What fixes someone else's vehicle very rearly fixes other . Unless of course it is a problem with the TIPM - totally integrated power module . Electronic control module . Chrysler has a recall on these . Your best bet mite be to take it by the dealer an have it checked out ,

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