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Old 09-02-2005, 09:30 PM   #1
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Default HELP PLEASE!! where is the door jamb switch for dome lights?

Hello all I am new to the forums I come to you all in a time of need. the other day my dome lights decided to stay on all the time. so i am looking for the door jamb switch that controls them when you open the door looked all around and even pulled the door panel off thinking it is built in the door somehow. if someone out there knows where I can find it I would appreciate it, right now I ripped all the lights out so i could at lease drive it. thanks

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Old 09-02-2005, 09:51 PM   #2
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If you pull the door panel off there is a flat black switch with a slider that connects into the actual door handle.. It probably broke or fell off. I'm off looking for pics..
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the switch is in the exterior door handle or the interior door handle. or did you mean that its in the door latch on the door? thanks so much for the info.

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mmmm I gottalook for pics..please hold...lol
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Ok..here'* the problem.. I post too much. and I'm drinking tonight

Pull the door panel off. Look inside the door at the handle. Hey..Jolly'* on..let'* see how good he is

EDIT: Humor for you guys.. I saw Fordboy online and asked him to search out the post on the handle switch. He may drive a tempo..he'* still contribuiting since he'* not old enough to drink yet.
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Ok..here'* the problem.. I post too much. and I'm drinking tonight

Pull the door panel off. Look inside the door at the handle. Hey..Jolly'* on..let'* see how good he is
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Good job dude... ok...now that the thread is there...check it out..that black switch on the handle...can only get to it from inside with the window up.
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thanks alot now I wont spend my whole saturday trying to find the darn thing. are these dealer only parts? autozone and what now doesnt carry those. already checked. thanks..........derek
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You need to get in there and see what is happening. Might be loose...might be broken..might be something else. Test it with a multimeter set to ohms for continutiy and go from there.

Personally I'd hit the junkyard..they won't know what it is anyway.
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Hmm, what keeps the lights on until you close the doors?

Could this possibly be the reason both my rear reading lights quit at the same time?
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