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dome light stays on all the time
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My dome light stays on all the time.  Headlight switch is not turned all the way CCW.  I have removed both door switches, not sure is one of them is bad.  Do door switches have to be installed and good for light to go off.  Driver's door switch has 3 wires, passenger door switch has 2 wires.
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Bob
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(11-21-2018, 08:36 PM)rjpohl Wrote: My dome light stays on all the time.  Headlight switch is not turned all the way CCW.  I have removed both door switches, not sure is one of them is bad.  Do door switches have to be installed and good for light to go off.  Driver's door switch has 3 wires, passenger door switch has 2 wires.
thanks
Bob

Only dome light or also maplight? Maybe a bad bulb in the maplight and switch position "ON"
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#3
map light does not work (I know bulb is good). Do not have power 12v to the switch.
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Bob
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#4
The door switches do not have to be installed, but the plungers have to be depressed for the done light to turn off. If the wires are not connected to the switches the light should not be on, unless they are connected together.



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#5
I think I'll try to track down the wire going to the dome light. Does it run up the pillar by windshield on driver's side?
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(11-22-2018, 10:40 AM)rjpohl Wrote: I think I'll try to track down the wire going to the dome light.  Does it run up the pillar by windshield on driver's side?

No, it's going under the sill scuff plates in the driver door opening and is going up under the sail panel to the roof.


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(11-21-2018, 08:36 PM)rjpohl Wrote: My dome light stays on all the time.  Headlight switch is not turned all the way CCW.  I have removed both door switches, not sure is one of them is bad.  Do door switches have to be installed and good for light to go off.  Driver's door switch has 3 wires, passenger door switch has 2 wires.
thanks
Bob

The underdash courtesy lights are on the same wire as the dome light.  Do you have power to the courtesy lights all the time?

If you have a map light then you must have the additional harness that plugs into the right 2 pin door switch and changes to 3 pin switch. Without this additional harness the map light will not have power.
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(11-22-2018, 10:50 AM)eddyw Wrote:
(11-22-2018, 10:40 AM)rjpohl Wrote: I think I'll try to track down the wire going to the dome light.  Does it run up the pillar by windshield on driver's side?

No, it's going under the sill scuff plates in the driver door opening and is going up under the sail panel to the roof.

thanks for the pic and info, I should be able to track it down now.
Bob
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#9
i traced the wire like one in eddyw pic, it's a black wire with blue tracer. I also found a connector above light switch with 2 wires (black w/blue tracers, see pic attached). I don't see a place for this to connect. Since it's the same color as wire going to dome light it may have some bearing on the operation.
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Bob
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(11-24-2018, 11:52 AM)rjpohl Wrote: i traced the wire like one in eddyw pic, it's a black wire with blue tracer.  I also found a connector above light switch with 2 wires (black w/blue tracers, see pic attached).  I don't see a place for this to connect.   Since it's the same color as wire going to dome light it may have some bearing on the operation.
thanks
Bob
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That black with blue tracer wire plugs into the underdash courtesy light.  If you don't have the courtesy light, the plug should have the same power as dome light.  There is another plug on the right side too.
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