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Old 06-16-2011, 09:08 PM
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I've search through threads and can't find anything about how to fix my problem. MY dome and third brake light won't go out even when my door is shut and light switch is off. I could search more but by then my battery will be dead. Help please. I don't want to be stranded 20 miles from home tonight...
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:27 PM
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Default Re: third break/dome lights

first thing id do, if youre worried bout a dead battery, is pull the bulbs. and as far as the problems.. check the door closing thingy, close the door and check the guages to see if the door registers as closed.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:38 PM
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Default Re: third break/dome lights

well it reads that my door is shut but the lights still wont turn off. I let it sit for about 20 mins cause usually they take a few minutes to turn off, but they were still on. Luckily my friend noticed otherwise I woulda had a dead battery. I pulled the fuse for now. Any other solutions?
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:44 PM
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idk, im stumped
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:50 PM
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Default Re: third break/dome lights

WD-40 the door lock?
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:51 PM
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yea try that.
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:15 PM
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Default Re: third break/dome lights

Check your dimmer switch, it's probably all the way up, which would result in your problem
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:19 PM
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he said the switch is off..
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:32 PM
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Default Re: third break/dome lights

Dimmer switch could be bad too.
Might try shooting some wd-40 inside & rolling it several times.

If it's not the door switches (mine gave me trouble forever too) or the dimmer switch, you could have a GEM that's going bad. It will make all kinds of electrical nightmares.

Hopefully one of the other things is the issue... the GEM is EXPENSIVE!!! Mine was almost $400.00 from ford.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:08 PM
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Default Re: third break/dome lights

Yep! just needed some WD-40. Thanks! no dead battery!
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