I just got my first jeep last night. It is a 99 sahara. My friend has an 06. When he takes his doors off, he says he has to pull his fuse to keep his interior light from staying on. When I took my doors off, my light never came on. If I rotate the dash light knob, the light will come on, but I can turn it off. Do I need to pull my fuse to make sure my battery isn't dead in the morning?
^^^^What he says. Congrats on the Jeep. 1999...good vintage
Sounds like you're talking about wine lol. I've got a 98, and yes pull fuse #4 to make sure the lights don't stay on with the doors off. You will lose the chime feature if your headlights are on. However much better to pull the fuse than to buy one of the kits they make for a odorless jeep.
no..the fuze is not pulled...and you dont have to pull it...
the light still works from the dash switch because the fuze is in..it is fine..
the guy who owned it before you un hooked the door switches..that is why the dash switch still works..
open your door..there is a button sticking out on the jam..(front of jam above door strap)..that is what turns your light on when door is open..they unhooked that...it is fine and will work with dash switch..if you want it to work with doors in the winter...re connect it..very simple to do
its how i run mine..and the light will come on every time you turn the jeep off for about 30 seconds..
Pulling the fuse will NOT effect the light switch on the dash. Fuse #4 is to enable/disable the door switch only. Simply pull fuse #4 if the doors are off, and put it back in when the doors are on and you will be golden. Check and see if the fuse that's in there is good.
would i still be able to turn the light on with the switch if the fuse was pulled?
Yes. Fuse #4 behind the glove box, if pulled, will disable the door chime when your headlights are on and doors are open. It will disable the overhead light when doors is open, but you can still turn it on manually.
That's how it it works in my '04. I have been running without fuse #4 for years. I never put it back in because I like the way everything functions without it. Nice and quiet. I suspect the previous owner of your Jeep did too.
Haha. I may plug them back up in the future, but right now, I don't really have a need for the dome light. I just wanted to make sure my battery wouldn't be dead from having my doors off and not pulling the fuse