No clue on the 12, but on my 11, I don't have a problem with the lights being on with the doors off. I would believe there is something in the door harness that, when disconnected, tells the Jeep to shut off the interior light once cranked. If I hit my unlock button when the doors are off, the light comes on as usual. When I hit the lock button on the remote, the light goes off as usual.
'11 JKU Sport - TF Leveling Kit - 16" Strike 5s on 33s
Am I just an idiot? How do you not have the interior lights on when the doors are off on a 2012 jk
Not sure it's any different from my 2011, but when I disconnect the electrical connection to remove the doors, the interior light does not come on. I have NEVER had to pull a fuse. When in doubt, verify with the owner's manual. I'll verify with my son's '12 today.
I think this is the same on the models from 2007 on.
Even if unplugging doesn't, on my 2012 keeping the doors open won't leave the lights on indefinitely. They shut off automatically after a fixed period of time. Even if you turn them on by pushing them. This was a bit annoying when I was stuffing polyfill in my soundbar, but also quite nice as my 4 year old likes to push all the light buttons when I'm not looking!
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