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    Quote Originally Posted by gotohatteras View Post
    Thanks for the post. Just picked up a new 2011 Silverado yesterday and the interior lights wouldn't come on when doors opened. Your picture and advice worked perfectly. The owners' manual is not as clear and informative ! Thanks again !
    Glad to see my post could help save someone a trip back to the dealer to explain why the dome wasn't working.

    Pics of my truck can be found here: http://goo.gl/0AYwB

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacon89 View Post
    I think I might have your fix. if you are talking about your 09 or newer silvy. The top half back plate for your dimmer knob is actually a switch. if you look closely in this pic you will see the crease in the middle of the back plate. so press the top half of the backplate and it should feel like a button. I only knew this because i had the same issue when i bought the truck and realized that the "Dome off" writing actually ment that the back plate doubled as a switch.
    Thanks for the info. I know this is a old post but it help out.

  3. #23

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    Finally fixed this issue thanks to your picture!!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by bacon89 View Post
    I think I might have your fix. if you are talking about your 09 or newer silvy. The top half back plate for your dimmer knob is actually a switch. if you look closely in this pic you will see the crease in the middle of the back plate. so press the top half of the backplate and it should feel like a button. I only knew this because i had the same issue when i bought the truck and realized that the "Dome off" writing actually ment that the back plate doubled as a switch.

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    the post that the door switch clips to gets ground down over time, wrap some electrical tape around the post and the switch should activate (assuming the switch is good, and the bulb is fine)

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