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Old 11-08-2007, 11:11 PM   #1
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Greetings all. Pulled up to house just now and the interior lights won't turn off. Pulled the fuse and went to put it back, and lights turned back on. Come to think of it, since the power door locks are on the same fuse, they haven't been working right either, particularly the driver side. The key doesn't turn right in the lock, and if I don't do it just right, I can drive and then hear each door lock (solenoid ?) click in order...round and round from front to back, until I get the key just right, locking the door turning key counter clock-wise. Too weird...but anyway, what do I consider, obvious short in lock? or something else? HELP!!
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Hello and welcome to the club. Your problem will be better served in the "Everything Electrical" section.
You definitly have a short of somekind usually isolated by unplugging the components on the circuit one at a time. Start bu unplugging the light switch and see if the door locks work.
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Look into replacing whatever latch assembly is giving you fits. Yes I said Latch not lock, though your lock could be bad as well. Your latch contains the lock solenoid as well as a couple switches one of which shows when the door is open or closed.
It sounds to me like it is the culprit, & the lock rod may just need to be re adjusted to solve the lock problem. Some have a threaded shaft with a plastic clasp that can come loose or just slip out of place. Normally the lock is a non adjustable type & the handle is threaded but I have seen a few with both.
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To get the interior lights to shut off if a Door switch is not the issue... You can temporarily unplug and remove the Solid State Illuminated Entry Timer... This should allow the lights to shut off when you close the car door..

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