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Interior light problems

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by aggar, May 17, 2008.

  1. aggar

    aggar Don't tear it up!

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    On this 97 I just bought the Interior light will not work. The dome light and also the cargo light. Well i got new bulbs and replaced, the old ones were fine. Still nothing. Well i pulled the fuse on for the courtesy lamps which is the one for the ones I'm having trouble with. Fuse is good. Put it back, they all came on like supposed to. Well I hold the Push in switch by the door and hold it and they don't go out right away, they take a few seconds, go out and never come back on. I pulled the fuse again and replaced it and they came back on and held the door switch and the same thing. Any Ideas???


    Ryan
     
  2. DunesRunner08

    DunesRunner08 Banned

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    get a fuse that is rated higher and see what happens...
     
  3. aggar

    aggar Don't tear it up!

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    The fuse isn't blowing. IT's still good. I'm thinkin the door switch might have a short in it but why would that have any effect on the cargo light?
     
  4. DunesRunner08

    DunesRunner08 Banned

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    the cargo light comes on when the interior lights do...you can buy the door switch at autozone for like a buck...try that and see what happens then...
     
  5. aggar

    aggar Don't tear it up!

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    I've got a separate switch for teh cargo light. IT's up on the dash for the bed. BUt I'll see what I can find tomorrow.
     
  6. SfcJones

    SfcJones A(ACLU) SGT. SLAUGHTER

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    you mentioned that the lights go out after a few minutes so it is on a timer, since you have the door opened and you insert the fuse...you activated the timer. Thats where I would look at.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2008

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