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Old 08-25-2011, 08:45 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Interior Lights Don't Turn On

Alright so I'm trying to find the exact cause for my interior dome/door lights/trunk lights are not turning on. I checked the fuses, labeling for what fuse is what is pretty poor and I couldn't locate any blown fuse. Can someone help me identify which fuse in the 06 is for the interior lighting before i pull them all out again. Also if the fuses end up being fine, what else should i look for? The lighter next to the shifter is working and all the gauges/cd player/screens all are working. All exterior lights/license plate lights are all working as well. Any help would be extremely appreciated. I searched for such threads and only found how to swap out OEM to LED lights and would like to get this solved ASAP.

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Default Re: Interior Lights Don't Turn On

Check the overhead console and see if the switch is off or on.
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Default Re: Interior lights don't turn on

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Check the overhead console and see if the switch is off or on.
You beat me to the punch.

To be more detailed, it is a three position switch.
1. Constantly on
2. Only on when door is opened
3. Off

Let us know if it is something else.
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Default Re: Interior Lights Don't Turn On

FYI - http://my6thgen.org/showthread.php?t=4838

I fixed it for you.
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:31 AM   Thread Starter #5
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Default Re: Interior lights don't turn on

It is on door...i tried to move it to "on" and nothing...all dome lights front/back, doors, and the under dash lights are not turning on when i unlock the doors with fob/or open the door like it had before.

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You beat me to the punch.

To be more detailed, it is a three position switch.
1. Constantly on
2. Only on when door is opened
3. Off

Let us know if it is something else.
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Default Re: Interior Lights Don't Turn On

Look for a fuse that says Battery Saver on it. In the 2004 manual I have it says under the dash, #21, which is the 4th one down on the right hand bank. Also check the bottom left one.
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Default Re: Interior Lights Don't Turn On

Hey looking at it again I think it may be blown...hard to tell but I am headed to get a new fuse and see if that works. Would of been nice if the manual told you what was on the different fuses other than a vague description. thanks again

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Look for a fuse that says Battery Saver on it. In the 2004 manual I have it says under the dash, #21, which is the 4th one down on the right hand bank. Also check the bottom left one.
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Default Re: Interior Lights Don't Turn On

so i replaced the fuse or at least tried and it blew again...so im thinking it might be the front right dome light...the right connection of the bulb bracket to the green circuit board is broken off and I tried to just wedge something up against it to keep it in contact so the light would work...I assume that is causing the fuse to blow, though it had been like that for like 3 months without any issue. Guess I am going to have to find someone to solder it back on the circuit board, or replace it if that doesnt work.
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Default Re: Interior Lights Don't Turn On

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so i replaced the fuse or at least tried and it blew again...so im thinking it might be the front right dome light...the right connection of the bulb bracket to the green circuit board is broken off and I tried to just wedge something up against it to keep it in contact so the light would work...I assume that is causing the fuse to blow, though it had been like that for like 3 months without any issue. Guess I am going to have to find someone to solder it back on the circuit board, or replace it if that doesnt work.
Where are you located? Can you shoot me a pick of exactly what is broken? Depending on what it is, I should be able to solder it for you. I'm in NE Ohio.
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Where are you located? Can you shoot me a pick of exactly what is broken? Depending on what it is, I should be able to solder it for you. I'm in NE Ohio.
I am in wa state, so that won't work. I attached a pic in previous post where the socket the bulb sits in one side is not connected to the circuit board. Think that would cause my fuse to blow?
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I am in wa state, so that won't work. I attached a pic in previous post where the socket the bulb sits in one side is not connected to the circuit board. Think that would cause my fuse to blow?
I'm not seeing any pics?
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so i replaced the fuse or at least tried and it blew again...so im thinking it might be the front right dome light...the right connection of the bulb bracket to the green circuit board is broken off and I tried to just wedge something up against it to keep it in contact so the light would work...I assume that is causing the fuse to blow, though it had been like that for like 3 months without any issue. Guess I am going to have to find someone to solder it back on the circuit board, or replace it if that doesnt work.

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Default Re: Interior Lights Don't Turn On

I can see it, but it doesn't do me much good, it's not the greatest pic. Do this...unplug the overhead console and then replace the fuse and see if it blows. If it doesn't blow, plug the console back in, and see if it blows. If it blows with the console unplugged, then the console is not the problem. If it is fine until you plug in the console, then the console is the problem. If you want to send me the circuit board, I'll see if I can fix it for you...it's up to you!
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I am in wa state, so that won't work. I attached a pic in previous post where the socket the bulb sits in one side is not connected to the circuit board. Think that would cause my fuse to blow?
What part of WA? I am up north by Mount Vernon/Burlington.
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What part of WA? I am up north by Mount Vernon/Burlington.
I am down in Vancouver, Wa.
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I am down in Vancouver, Wa.
If you were closer, I would say bring it by and i would try and help you trouble shoot the issue.
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