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Old 02-18-2011, 07:20 PM   #1
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how do i turn off interior lights when doors are removed?

This is probably a stupid question but I am a new jeep owner and for the first time i removed my doors on my 97 sahara. Then it got dark outside and i realized the interior dome light and light under dash was on. How do i keep these lights off with the doors removed? Is there a cap I can buy to put over the switches on the doors to keep them pushed in?

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Old 02-18-2011, 07:21 PM   #2
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There's a fuse that you need to pull out

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Old 02-18-2011, 07:22 PM   #3
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Remove fuse #4 behind the glove compartment door, as is described in your owner's manual. That cool fuse circuit was created by Jeep engineering to defeat the door jamb switches so the interior lights would stay off when the doors are taken off. Even with that fuse gone, you can still turn the interior lights on the usual way with the dashlight dimmer control.
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Fuse #4 (i think) behind the glove box. Mine was labeled door switch defeat
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A few different ways there is a spring clamp you can buy, a swith you can wire in or my perfered way is to remove the number 4 fuse located behind the glove box...quick easy free!
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:33 PM   #6
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That is the purpose of the fuse, but I find myself removing and adding the doors everyother day (or on and off more than once a day depending on rain) so removing the glovebox was becoming a small hassle.

Pushed in the door jamb, drilled a hole and took a paper clip and stuck it through the hole to hold it. Works great and is free (and doesn't have the nasty habit of falling off while driving down the road like the clips you can buy online).
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