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Old 09-21-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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Interior Light Issues

My interior lights keep coming on while driving. The strobe effect first thing in the morning is driving me nuts. What is the first thing/area I should check? And how can I fix this?

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Old 09-21-2012, 09:31 AM   #2
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Does it only happen when the headlight switch is on? Could be the headlight switch dimmer that regulates the dash lights. If it does it without the headlights on, start with the door pins and work your way back on the wiring as something may be rubbing. Also, if you don't use interior lights that much and want to wait on repairs, pull the bottom right 10 amp fuse behind the glove box. That fuse is for interior lights.

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Does it only happen when the headlight switch is on? Could be the headlight switch dimmer that regulates the dash lights. If it does it without the headlights on, start with the door pins and work your way back on the wiring as something may be rubbing. Also, if you don't use interior lights that much and want to wait on repairs, pull the bottom right 10 amp fuse behind the glove box. That fuse is for interior lights.
I've only noticed it while it is dark and running the headlights. But I really haven't paid attention during the day if it is doing it or not. If it is the dimmer switch, do you know how difficult it would be to replace it?
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:41 AM   #4
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It's not bad once you find the release pin for the pull out knob. It's on the main body of the switch behind the dash if I remember correctly and you have to remover the steering column cover and knee knocker cover to get to everything. But honestly, I doubt it's going to be that though. More likely one of the door pins or a wire from the pins rubbing against something. See if you notice the lights in the daytime first. If the flicker with the haedlights off, you can rule out the headlight switch.
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Didn't notice the lights coming on driving home. Guess it's in the switch.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:57 AM   #6
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They did flash during the day without the lights being on. Played with the door switches and problem fixed for now. Guess it wasn't making a good connection for whatever reason.

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