HELP PLEASE!! where is the door jamb switch for dome lights? - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat

1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-03-2005, 07:39 AM   #11
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,933
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
95seand78z28 is on a distinguished road

Originally Posted by BillBoost37'* the problem.. I post too much. and I'm drinking tonight

He, he....
95seand78z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2005, 10:20 AM   #12

Expert Gearhead
BillBoost37's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light

Back on topic (even drinking I was on topic lol)

Derek..lets us know how it'* going. There'* also a switch that is part of the locking mechanism. If you push the lever that locks on the door jamb stud down that tells the car when the door is shut.

Jwikoff, that same switch on the door locks is the one that keeps them on until closing the doors. I doubt both bulbs burned out at the same time. Check the connections. They have an odd way of making connection and can get corroded easily.
TIP: at the dealer those bulbs are about $8 special order...junkyard is full of them... (I have 3-4 spares as well)
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2005, 11:20 AM   #13
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ashtabula, OH
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
93_Bonne is on a distinguished road

well bad news. I dont have any assembly like that on my door handle at all, no wires leading up there or anything. also I unplugged 2 connectors that lead over to the door latch one was for power locks and one had 2 wires going to it and appeared to lead to the power door lock mechanism as well. i guess i am going to pull the latch out and look at that.

any other advice or what wires to look for leading where would be appreciated.

93_Bonne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2005, 06:38 PM   #14
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Western MA
Posts: 2,708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
randman1 is on a distinguished road

It'* not on the handle, it'* on the latch. The switch on the handle is for illuminated entry. Not all vehicles are equipped with this option. However all 92-99 Bonnevilles have the dome light switch integrated in the latch instead of using the plunger type door jamb switches found in the 87-91.

The handle switch activates a 20 second illuminated entry timer within the RAC module which supplies the ground for the dome lights. If the door is opened within the 20 seconds, the domelight will continue to stay on until all doors are closed. Vehicles not equipped with the C97 option will simply illuminate the interior lights when any door is open. The wires that come from the latch are black and white. Follow them to the latch.

A broken latch switch would not cause the lights to stay on all of the time. You would have to have a short to ground on the white wire. I might suspect a headlight switch problem. Just for ***** and giggles, make sure that your dimmer switch isn't turned to the position that turns the interior lights on.
randman1 is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
interior lights,dome,and trunk lights don't work Richardyuyu1 1992-1999 0 09-05-2009 05:53 AM
Switch for dome light when you open the door? Is it built in the latch?? 93_Bonne 1992-1999 0 01-19-2009 09:41 PM
Goofy Dome Lights putertopia Everything Electrical & Electronic 2 12-26-2007 10:11 PM
Wire gauge - dome lights Phish 1992-1999 3 12-06-2004 06:51 PM
Dome lights just stopet working help Oakleytw Everything Electrical & Electronic 18 11-24-2004 12:37 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:40 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.