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#1 of 255 No interior lights 97' Chevy Venture
Dec 02, 2006 (9:34 pm)
Does anyone know if and possibly where the fuses for all of the interior lights -courtesy inside rear. There are no lights going on and I can't seem to find any fuse for this problem in the fusebox under the hood. I checked the bulbs and they are good they just don't work. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
#2 of 255 Re: No interior lights 97' Chevy Venture [bishop942]
Dec 06, 2006 (6:24 pm)
Have you checked that the activation switch has not been accidently turned off?
#3 of 255 Re: No interior lights 97' Chevy Venture [ronsmith38]
Dec 07, 2006 (1:38 am)
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately the only switch I really know about is the little wheel switch on the left hand side of the steering wheel. (rolling it all the way to the right) if you could tell me about where it (the activation switch) is I could definitely check it. I have googled "Chevy venture activation switch" with no results. Once again thank you for all of your help
#4 of 255 Interior light switch
Dec 07, 2006 (4:24 pm)
The switch should be located in the overhead switches on the ceiling.
#5 of 255 Re: No interior lights 97' Chevy Venture [bishop942]
Dec 09, 2006 (8:10 am)
Yes, the official name of the switch is the "Interior Lamps Override Switch" and is located in the overhead console switchbank. (At least is is on my 2000 Olds Silo.)
When he was younger, my grandson liked to mess with these switches and sometimes left the interior lights turned off.
#6 of 255 Re: No interior lights 97' Chevy Venture [ronsmith38]
Dec 10, 2006 (2:04 pm)
Thanks for the reply. I do see a switch on the overhead console, one with a light with a crossed out circle on it. When the regular headlight are on. The button/swith lights up. also when I rotate the dimmer switch that button also dims. I flip that switch and the lights still don't work. If you have any other suggestions I will greatly appreciate them. Otherwise I'll have to get a test light and start behind that switch.
#7 of 255 Re: No interior lights 97' Chevy Venture [bishop942]
Dec 11, 2006 (7:10 am)
Sorry the easy fix was not there. I guess it's the old test light after all. A wiring diagram might help. Not sure where to get one.
#8 of 255 98 venture: radio lights go out when headlights go on
Dec 17, 2006 (7:21 pm)
On my 98 venture, the radio control lights go out whenever the headlights comeon. It is kind of annoying because we can't tell what we are listening to from about 5pm til 8 am. Has anyone run across this on this van? Is it possibly a short somewhere?
#9 of 255 Re: 98 venture: radio lights go out when headlights go on [laker_42]
Dec 18, 2006 (11:35 am)
When the headlights go on the dash lights (including radio lights) are dimmed. The thinking is that the lights need not be as bright in the dark to see them. The dash lights are also manually adjustable, with a horizontal wheel to the left of the steering wheel (I think).
#10 of 255 Re: 98 venture: radio lights go out when headlights go on [ronsmith38]
Dec 18, 2006 (1:33 pm)
Thanks, but I have tried that already. That is what I thought initially but it didn't fix it.
Any other ideas?