can't turn cabin light off - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today



Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-14-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
Newb
 
Rob97TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Moore, Oklahoma
Posts: 14
Rob97TJ is on a distinguished road
Question can't turn cabin light off

ok, so this is extremely embarrassing but i cant seem to get the cabin light off when i take my jeep's doors off... can anyone tell me how to? thanks in advance,

Robert
__________________
'97 TJ SE 5spd No mods... Yet.
Rob97TJ is offline   Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 07:55 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Tjdude08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bedford, Va
Posts: 1,141
Tjdude08 is on a distinguished road
Either take fuse out or get the pin holder that holds the door pin in so the lights stay off

Tjdude08 is offline   Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 07:56 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Tjdude08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bedford, Va
Posts: 1,141
Tjdude08 is on a distinguished road
Fuse box is behind the glove box. Don't know which fuse but im sure it says or someone will chime in
Tjdude08 is offline   Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 07:58 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
99GoldenSahara's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Washington State
Posts: 557
99GoldenSahara is on a distinguished road
In taking off the doors, you've removed the door's ability to depress the switch that turns off the cabin lights. Hence, they stay on all the time now. Most folks temporarily remove the fuse for the cabin lights until you reinstall the doors.
99GoldenSahara is offline   Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 09:04 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
vertical horizons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 2,163
vertical horizons is on a distinguished road
Where would you find those "pin holders"?
__________________
2003 Wrangler Sahara, 4.0L, Automatic, Stock, Full Metal Doors, Half Doors, Running 31x10.50x15s
vertical horizons is offline   Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 09:07 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
kylekae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 701
kylekae is on a distinguished road
Fuse 4. Just remove the strap on you glove box and pull the fuse
__________________
follow my build at http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/my-j...ss-154212.html
kylekae is offline   Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 09:11 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Tjdude08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bedford, Va
Posts: 1,141
Tjdude08 is on a distinguished road
Quadratec or the like.
Tjdude08 is offline   Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 09:26 PM   #8
Newb
 
bigdumbfun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Belfair, WA
Posts: 9
bigdumbfun is on a distinguished road
X2 on fuse #4. That's what I do. Pull it in leave it in my coin tray so I can find it again later. The lights will still work on the switch this way too. Just not on the door switches.
bigdumbfun is offline   Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 10:14 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
vertical horizons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 2,163
vertical horizons is on a distinguished road
What about just wiring a switch on the dash to that #4 fuse?

That way, when you don't want opening the door to turn on the overhead lights, you just throw the switch 1st. (Unless fuse #4 goes to other things, too.)
__________________
2003 Wrangler Sahara, 4.0L, Automatic, Stock, Full Metal Doors, Half Doors, Running 31x10.50x15s
vertical horizons is offline   Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 10:19 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Tjdude08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bedford, Va
Posts: 1,141
Tjdude08 is on a distinguished road
I just turn the knob to have lights. that's all it controls I believe. But you could do that if youd like.
Tjdude08 is offline   Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 10:23 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
vertical horizons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 2,163
vertical horizons is on a distinguished road
I go to a Drive In every couple of weeks.

I like the idea of having a dash switch to disconnect fuse #4.
If I decide to get out of the vehicle to go to the concession stand (or whatever reason), the lights won't be coming on.

If it were me, I'd get the kind of switch that has a light in the lever.

I'd wire the switch where the switch light stays OFF when fuse #4 is active, and for those times that I wanted fuse #4 to be disconnected, when you throw that switch, fuse #4 becomes disabled, and your switch lights up, reminding you that the fuse is disabled.
__________________
2003 Wrangler Sahara, 4.0L, Automatic, Stock, Full Metal Doors, Half Doors, Running 31x10.50x15s
vertical horizons is offline   Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 10:23 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
redneckpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: North West Arkansas
Posts: 65
redneckpunk is on a distinguished road
Doesn't it also give you the 'chime' if/when you leave your headlights on and pull the key out?
Where is a good place to get a switch to disable/enable #4?
__________________
2006 Wrangler Unlimited
redneckpunk is offline   Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 10:38 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
Tjdude08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bedford, Va
Posts: 1,141
Tjdude08 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by redneckpunk View Post
Doesn't it also give you the 'chime' if/when you leave your headlights on and pull the key out?
Where is a good place to get a switch to disable/enable #4?
Lmao yep. I forgot about that one. Neighbor has turned mine off countless times because I forget I had them on.
Tjdude08 is offline   Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 11:24 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
vertical horizons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 2,163
vertical horizons is on a distinguished road
You can buy a switch from a lot of places, radio shack, etc.
OTRATTW has some pretty wicked switches.
__________________
2003 Wrangler Sahara, 4.0L, Automatic, Stock, Full Metal Doors, Half Doors, Running 31x10.50x15s
vertical horizons is offline   Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 11:33 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
Mom sold the Jeepster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 283
Mom sold the Jeepster is on a distinguished road
You can also pop the plunger out of the door jambs and disconnect the wire harness. Both sides. Fuse thing will keep the courtesy lights working when you start it and shut it down.
Mom sold the Jeepster is offline   Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 11:54 PM   #16
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 3
bobbyray is on a distinguished road
the fuse is called door defeater and I left mine out. because I don't like the dinger. and my doors stay off
bobbyray is offline   Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 12:26 AM   #17
Supporting Member

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
Holton345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Yazoo City, MS
Posts: 2,926
Holton345 is on a distinguished road
Pulled fuse #4 in 2003 and have never once missed it, doors on or off.
__________________
Wade

2003 Shale Green Metallic TJ Sport
2013 Black JK Sport S

A yellow bird with a yellow bill landed on my windowsill. You know the rest...
Holton345 is online now   Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 09:40 AM   #18
▄▌ee▐▀

WF Supporting Member
 
Hardermods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,605
Hardermods is on a distinguished road
Quadratec offers a pre-wired switch but you could make your own for less

Dome light Switch

For less they also carry the door clips mentioned

No Doors clips

Fellow forum member Nottusyeroc came up with this idea




Or you could take doors off, push door pin in by hand, drill a small hole through the pin and pin surround then insert a paper clip to keep it pushed in. I've seen pics of this but cannot find them at this moment




Or just pull the fuse and be done...
Hardermods is offline   Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 12:59 PM   #19
Jeeper
 
JacobL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 124
JacobL is on a distinguished road
I just took the lights out. Don't use em anyways.
JacobL is offline   Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 08:13 AM   #20
Newb
 
Rob97TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Moore, Oklahoma
Posts: 14
Rob97TJ is on a distinguished road
Good point. Ok thanks guys I removed the fuse and am not planning on putting it back in.

Thanks,

Robert
__________________
'97 TJ SE 5spd No mods... Yet.
Rob97TJ is offline   Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 09:35 AM   #21
Motorized toy collector

WF Supporting Member
 
TJDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Eastern WA State
Posts: 3,514
TJDave is on a distinguished road
Hate the dinger. After the first summer doorless season, I put the fuse back in.
Drove me nuts. I yanked it back out after a couple days. Never realized how nice the quiet was.
It has never been in 6 years....even with both full and half doors these days that have plunger tabs.
TJDave is offline   Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 03:44 PM   #22
Jeeper
 
Maturin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Easton, Pennsylvania
Posts: 145
Maturin is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mom sold the Jeepster View Post
You can also pop the plunger out of the door jambs and disconnect the wire harness. Both sides. Fuse thing will keep the courtesy lights working when you start it and shut it down.
X2. Did this a couple years ago and haven't looked back
Maturin is offline   Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 04:32 PM   #23
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 49
laxdadof3 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by kylekae View Post
Fuse 4. Just remove the strap on you glove box and pull the fuse
this is the easy way,and it dose not cost anything and very easy.plus the interior lights still work with the dimmer switch.

laxdadof3 is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

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




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner