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Old 03-08-2011, 07:36 PM
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Default Dome light won't shut off

Hi i have a 1997 Ford Ranger XLT and the dome light won't shut off. I tried to used wd40 on the door jam but im not entirely sure i know where the door jam is. anyways i tried that and it worked for maybe 5 minutes and then i opened the door and shut it and it wouldn't shut off. anyone know how to fix this?
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:39 PM
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Default Re: Dome light won't shut off

shoot the WD-40 into the door latch, open and close the door a few times to work it in.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:41 PM
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Default Re: Dome light won't shut off

thats exactly what i did and its still wont work right. i have one side bulb in and the only way it will shut off is sliding the switch half way to the other side
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:32 PM
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Default Re: Dome light won't shut off

sounds like a faulty switch (possibly in the door or in the light itself) or a short to ground somewhere. if a short to ground exists after the load (in this case the light bulb) the load will always be on. That being said with a wiring diagram we could determine if that is the case by looking to see what else (if anything) runs off the same circuit.

edit: i just read your post again to take a look at what year truck you have. I will try and pull the wiring diagram right now and see what we are working with.

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Old 03-08-2011, 09:04 PM
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after a brief network fail i'm back and off to look for the wiring diagram
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:46 PM
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alright,

this will help you a lot. http://www.autolib.diakom.ru/CAR/For...NG%20DIAGRAMS/

wiring diagram for your truck. find the one that says it is the courtesy lights/lamps. you can follow the path of the electricity thru the lights. take a minute to review that and we can go from there.

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