Dome light intermittently working with the doors open - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Everything Electrical & Electronic Have an electrical problem? Lighting, Alternators, gauges, DIC, HUD, etc? Post it here. Please post Audio problems in the Audio forum, and Engine control problems in the appropriate Mechanical forum for your year.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-26-2007, 06:57 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Dumfries, Virginia Member: #6887
Posts: 577
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
whitecrystal1 is on a distinguished road
Default Dome light intermittently working with the doors open

This is for my 2002 Bonneville

I noticed the dome lights not working (with any and all doors open) on Wednesday while at work. Later, when I got home, I noticed they were working again. Since Friday they haven't been working. What do I need to check? They do work with the dash switch.

On a side note, The overhead DVD unit I had installed has dome lights built into it. The stereo shop tied them in to work with the dome light circuit. So that they come on with the doors open or the dash switch. They are also intermittently working the same as the car'* dome lights are.

I'm starting to think this car may have the White Curse you all speak of. Any ideas of what I need to check. I'm guessing I may have a loose wire connection somewhere.

Thanks
whitecrystal1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2007, 07:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, Mi
Posts: 5,656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Archon is on a distinguished road
Default

Was it dark enough for the lights to come on? If the sun load sensor indicates daylight, the interior lights will not come on. If it was dark, this description of operation should give you places to check.
COURTESY/ILLUMINATED ENTRY LAMPS
Archon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2007, 10:07 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Dumfries, Virginia Member: #6887
Posts: 577
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
whitecrystal1 is on a distinguished road
Default

That'* it Thanks Archon. I didn't know it worked that way.
whitecrystal1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 09:12 AM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Groton, CT _NEBF 05, 06, 07_
Posts: 2,703
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
markwb is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by whitecrystal1
That'* it Thanks Archon. I didn't know it worked that way.
That'* a good one, Dick. In the old days a car didn't know day from night, the courtesy lights came on every time a door was opened.
markwb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 09:19 AM   #5
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 19,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1993 SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by markwb
Quote:
Originally Posted by whitecrystal1
That'* it Thanks Archon. I didn't know it worked that way.
That'* a good one, Dick. In the old days a car didn't know day from night, the courtesy lights came on every time a door was opened.
yes i do love the some of the New Features that are bulit in to the 00+'*
1993 SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 09:22 AM   #6
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Western New York
Posts: 1,942
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Technical Ted is on a distinguished road
Default

Isn't it great how "advanced" these electrical systems have become.
Technical Ted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 12:24 PM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, Mi
Posts: 5,656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Archon is on a distinguished road
Default

I can't even tell you how long it was before I noticed it did that. I was concerned the first time I noticed it, too because I had done some door work, and thought I messed something up!
Archon is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Door Ajar" message appearing randomly for both rear doors when doors are shut geodouglas 2000-2005 10 11-13-2010 11:12 PM
08 AUX input only working intermittently axman Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 0 09-04-2010 01:02 PM
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
Dome lights just stopet working help Oakleytw Everything Electrical & Electronic 18 11-24-2004 12:37 PM
Doors Open: General Motors Open House Jim W Lounge 23 08-05-2004 05:05 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 03:08 PM.


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 Amazon.com and affiliated sites.