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Old 10-04-2010, 08:35 AM   #1
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Lights staying on with doors off?

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I have a 2005 Wrangler that I have just taken the doors off. The interior and floor lights stay on after you turn it off for about 20 minutes then they go off. They also stay on whiile I am driving. Is there any way to get these lights to go off while you are driving. Early morning and late night I am lit up like a Christmas tree. I can find nothing in the owners manual. There has to be a better way than taking the light bulbs out. Thank you in advance for all the help.
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You should be able to fix that by pulling your #4 fuse. You will still be able to turn them on using the stalk.

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take notice that when you pull that fuse, the headlight reminder and the key in ignition w/ door open reminder will not work. I killed my battery a cpl times as OEM headlights suck, and I apparently need reminders.
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take notice that when you pull that fuse, the headlight reminder and the key in ignition w/ door open reminder will not work. I killed my battery a cpl times as OEM headlights suck, and I apparently need reminders.
Hahaha......that's happened to me as well. I usually turn my lights on whenever I'm driving the Jeep, whether it's day or night. Driving without doors and with lights on in the day will lead you into that situation.

Now it's part of my mental checklist I do before walking away from my Jeep. Hasn't happened since. (Knock on wood)
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You can get the little clips that go over your door switch. That's what I use. You can find them at quadratec or other 4x4 shops for around $10.
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Hahaha......that's happened to me as well. I usually turn my lights on whenever I'm driving the Jeep, whether it's day or night. Driving without doors and with lights on in the day will lead you into that situation.

Now it's part of my mental checklist I do before walking away from my Jeep. Hasn't happened since. (Knock on wood)
Never had that problem.
Could stand having that thing go "ding, ding, ding ,ding" in rapid sucession. I yanked that fuse out and crushed it.
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You can get the little clips that go over your door switch. That's what I use. You can find them at quadratec or other 4x4 shops for around $10.
Yeah but don't have a friend help you with putting doors back on because your friend might be bound to forget and that little thing over the switch will push in the light thingy thus forcing you to never have the fuse in.
Thats what happened to me. Friend was too stupid to notice the thing on the light killswitch and closed the door. So if I ever have my fuse in, my battery will slowly drain even with the door closed
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I just pull the button out of the door jam and in plug it. It takes about 5 sec. And it's free.
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I just pull the button out of the door jam and in plug it. It takes about 5 sec. And it's free.
Yeah I pullled the door light killswitch but it won't come apart. And I haven't found a replacement part either
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Just pull fuse #4 the way the factory designed it. Pulling fuse #4 doesn't disable the light which can still be turned on via the dashlight dimmer control, it only disables the door jamb switches. Two thumbs up to Jeep engineering for including that nice feature strictly for use when the doors have been removed.
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Yeah but don't have a friend help you with putting doors back on because your friend might be bound to forget and that little thing over the switch will push in the light thingy thus forcing you to never have the fuse in.
Thats what happened to me. Friend was too stupid to notice the thing on the light killswitch and closed the door. So if I ever have my fuse in, my battery will slowly drain even with the door closed
Why do you have to have a friend help with the doors? I'd be scared that a friend would drop the door. I won't let anyone touch my doors when taking them on/off.
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We should a sticky thread that addresses this topic, man it gets asked alot
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Hahaha......that's happened to me as well. I usually turn my lights on whenever I'm driving the Jeep, whether it's day or night. Driving without doors and with lights on in the day will lead you into that situation.

Now it's part of my mental checklist I do before walking away from my Jeep. Hasn't happened since. (Knock on wood)
LOL, the first time I chocked it up to a learning experience. However, second time I felt like a complete dumbass....

Glad to hear I'm not alone.
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Why do you have to have a friend help with the doors? I'd be scared that a friend would drop the door. I won't let anyone touch my doors when taking them on/off.
He wanted to feel useful. So I gave it a shot.
And now I truly know he is indeed useless
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Just pull fuse #4 the way the factory designed it. Pulling fuse #4 doesn't disable the light which can still be turned on via the dashlight dimmer control, it only disables the door jamb switches. Two thumbs up to Jeep engineering for including that nice feature strictly for use when the doors have been removed.
Yep that's what I always did before those "knock your lights out" stuff. So I pulled the fuse out and smashed it into little ittt bitty pieces. Then melted the stuff
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Why do you have to have a friend help with the doors? I'd be scared that a friend would drop the door. I won't let anyone touch my doors when taking them on/off.
Don't care about the paint job on them.
Need a new paint job as it is.
Mine are light. They're half doors.
Ill post pics of all the scars and missing paint on my Jeep.
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And I believe there is still blood on my Jeep from when I hit two birds, a cat, a raccoon and a small unknown furry thing.
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take notice that when you pull that fuse, the headlight reminder and the key in ignition w/ door open reminder will not work. I killed my battery a cpl times as OEM headlights suck, and I apparently need reminders.
Me Too. I keep the fuse out year round, so I am constantly walking back out to my Jeep mid-morning to make sure that I turned off my headlights.
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Just another suggestion. Rather than buy clips or remove the fuse, I simply pressed the light switch in, took a drill and a small bit, drilled through the door switch (sideways). Then I took a paper clip, broke it and bent it into a small L shape. Now all I do is press in the light switch, take my paper clip and slide it into the hole and it holds the door switch closed. Easy as can be and freeeeeeeeee
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Take a small length of 1" wide sheet metal (16 gauge should be fine) long enough to span the dash mounting bolts in that location), mark and drill the holes for bolts, mark center location of light switch pin, peen that spot with a hammer to the point it shuts off the switch when the bolts are driven home and doesn't push it out or break it.

Worked on my '06 LJ. No fuses removed, doors went on fine without issues, etc, etc.
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