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Old 08-20-2007, 12:06 PM
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Two things my car used to do but doesn't anymore:

1: Little green ring around key hole would light up when I hit the unlock

2: Interior lights come on if I pull on the door handle when it'* locked.

What controls that stuff?
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:37 PM
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Body control or Mall module ...which ever they call it in your year. Unless you have a bad fuse.
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The problem is the micro-switch in the door latch assembly. I have the same problem on my 93, and haven't bothered to chase it down until I'm ready to replace my lock tumbler (broken key in there).
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You mean the slider switch?

John...does this happen from both front doors or only one?
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No, it'* a hidden microswitch in the door LATCH assembly itself.
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Interesting..I thought it was only a slider switch when I fixed the one on my 97 after finding it zip tied down in the door.

As for the light..I recall that being a seperate connector and piece, not part of the switch at all.

Here'* the thread with pictures
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ghlight=teaser
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None of the handles make the interior lights come on and neither of the key lights come on. It hasn't worked for a long time, but I think it has worked for at least a little while since I replaced the driver door latch assembly several years ago.

Why would the latch assembly have anything to do with it?
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If I read Bill'* post right...he'* thinking it'* only one handle. If you lift a handle and nothing happens it would mean that the trigger from the handle is not working.

The way I see it if it were one handle..then your switch on the handle is bad when you lift it. If you get nothing from any remote or handles..then your module is probably bad or a fuse.
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The interior lights come on if I hit any remote buttons. I do not have the security system.
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