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#2 of 18 Re: 99hoe dome lights stay on. [hlof]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 28, 2007 (7:04 am)
There are three or four posts here where people have had a similar problem, but no good solution has been posted that I can find.
Here's one suggestion:
mitzij, "Chevy Tahoe" #4486, 12 Apr 2004 9:56 am
If you click on the Chevrolet Suburban & Tahoe link above, you can do a search just on the Tahoe for dome light and see the other posts. The search box is at the top right of that page. Maybe one of the older posts will give you an idea of what to test.
#3 of 18 Re: dome lights stay on.
Oct 11, 2007 (8:39 am)
Same problem, dome light on my 93 Mercury Marquis stays on even after ignition turned off, drains battery
Jan 04, 2008 (7:53 am)
I have 2007 santa Fe. I do not subscribe to XM radio. How do you negate the XM radio control, so as you use steering wheel controls to cycle through AM, FM, and CD player, XM is bypassed?
#5 of 18 Re: 99hoe dome lights stay on. [hlof]
Jun 10, 2008 (6:07 am)
I have a 2003 Tahoe and mine will do the same thing. It's absolutly annoying. I also have to hit the override button. At the same time I will have an error message on my DIC saying "left rear door adjar" although he door is not adjar! This happens for no apparent reason, while I'm at a stop sign, driving on the freeway, whatever. It will also go off whenever it decides it's frustrated me enough. I would love to hear from others who may be having this same problem. My husband thinks it's an electrical short of some sort; I kind of think it's a sensor. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#6 of 18 Re: 99hoe dome lights stay on. [teamsalmon]
Jun 10, 2008 (8:27 am)
Sounds like your left door switch is defective, which is incorrectly sensing that the door is open....which is why your dome light is going on.
#7 of 18 Re: 99hoe dome lights stay on. [kiawah]
Jun 10, 2008 (11:21 am)
Thanks for the reply.....I will check into that. Whatever this is that's causing it is driving me crazy. Not only will "left rear door ajar" appear, but my dome lights stay on until i bypass them....BUT....my drivers side door will not lock with the auto lock...it immediately unlocks again when I hit the switch. Almost like a saftey feature is activated...like not being able to lock your vehicle with the keys in the ignition. ALSO because it thinks the door is open, my radio immediately turns off when I turn the key off, usually it will stay on until you open a door but not now. UGGHHH... any other help or info on this is greatly appreciated. Thank again kiawah for the speedy response
#8 of 18 Re: 99hoe dome lights stay on. [teamsalmon]
Jun 11, 2008 (2:45 pm)
Yep, those are all symptoms that can be caused by a bad door switch.
The vehicle has a body control module, which is a separate computer the manages many of the lights, door locks, power to radios, etc. A bad switch could be sending a door open condition to the computer, which is then not allowing a lot of other things to happen as 'normal' conditions.
Go check the switch.
#9 of 18 Re: 99hoe dome lights stay on. [kiawah]
Jun 12, 2008 (11:53 am)
Thanks for the heads up; I will get it checked out ASAP.
#10 of 18 98 Saab Convertible - Running very hot
Oct 03, 2008 (2:27 pm)
My 98 Saab is running extremely hot, just replaced radiator and still running extremely hot, the old radiator was singed (white) at the bottom of the radiator, the head gasket was deemed OK, thermostat opens OK. temperature gauge reads normal temperature. Any suggestions appreciated.
#11 of 18 Re: 98 Saab Convertible - Running very hot [olearymag]
Oct 03, 2008 (3:46 pm)
You're in the wrong place. Post your question in the Saab 9-3 Convertible forum.
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