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    Interior lights won't shut off......

    Any help would be appreciated. Started today. Headlights are fine.
    LCM? Headlight switch/rheostat dimmer?

    How does the car know the doors are closed? No switch that I can find. Is the sensor in the latch or something?

    I had to drive for 2 hours after dark with the interior lights on. I pulled the fuse for a while, but it shuts down the climate control as well. Nice thinking in wiring to the same fuse.
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    See if the knob below the headlight switch is on all the way. If not, then it can be one of the door ajar switches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyLPita View Post
    See if the knob below the headlight switch is on all the way. If not, then it can be one of the door ajar switches.
    What he said ^^^
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    The rheostat is a dial. Push on it?

    Where are the door ajar switches?

    Thanks.

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    The dial beneath the headlight switch. If you turn it all the way to the left, it dims the instrument lights. As you turn it to the right, it increases their brightness. If you turn it ALL the way to the right, it turns on all of the interior lights and they stay on.

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    I know. But he said to make sure it was all the way on......like it pops out?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbone View Post
    I know. But he said to make sure it was all the way on......?????
    No, what you'll want to do it check to see if it's all the way on, and then turn it about a 1/4 turn the opposite direction to shut off the interior lights.

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    He said, see if it's on, meaning all the way to the right. If so, just nudge it to the left slightly. If that's not the problem. move on to the next possible culprit.

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    You should feel the detent when the interior / instrument light control is moved all the way to the right. If you do feel that detent, just move the control to the left until you feel the detent. The interior lights should be off. See page 40 of your owners manual. There is a timer that will turn off the interior lights after 10 minutes and will turn off the headlights after 30 minutes. See page 81 of your owners manual. There is a timer function built into the LCM that will turn the lights off even if you don't.
    “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
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    I understand completely how the dial works.......
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    Where are the sensors in the doors located?
    Thanks for your help.
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    Actually they do shut off after it sits for 20 minutes, so the LCM is ok. It has to be a door sensor.

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    Courtesy light switches are usually located on the jamb in front of the door, hinge side. They are like plungers. Out equals on, in equals off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnPPD View Post
    Courtesy light switches are usually located on the jamb in front of the door, hinge side. They are like plungers. Out equals on, in equals off.
    Not on any newer cars they aren't including the Marauder.

    The "door adjar" switches are attached to the door locks. Have to take off the door panel to see or check them.
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    “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastblackmerc View Post
    Not on any newer cars they aren't including the Marauder.

    The "door adjar" switches are attached to the door locks. Have to take off the door panel to see or check them.

    That's what I suspected. I think it's the rear passenger door. It would not open for a second yesterday. Had to pull on it a little.

    Is there a wire or something attached to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbone View Post
    That's what I suspected. I think it's the rear passenger door. It would not open for a second yesterday. Had to pull on it a little.

    Is there a wire or something attached to it?
    Yes there are wires attached to the switch.
    “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
    Ronald Regan

    "The only way to deal with the Islamic State - these blood thirsty, blood-drunken, terrorists -
    is to kill them, keep on killing them, until you kill the last one, then you kill his pet goat."

    Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters

    “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
    "I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes, if you **** with me, I'll kill you all"
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