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Thread: Interior lights shorting out...
06-23-2007, 02:25 AM #1
Interior lights shorting out...
1995 Suburban 4x4 LT K1500 350 motor
The interior lights intermittently short out.
All of them go out at the same time. Then, a few minutes or days later, they will work again. Also, I don't know if it helps any, but the driver side door doesn't trigger the interior lights when I open the door either...even if they are otherwise working.
I realize that I have a short somewhere, but if anyone can give me an idea where I should start looking, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to everybody in advance.
06-23-2007, 08:47 AM #2
Ususally a good place to start is the door jam switch. Test for short post of the switch. Sometimes the shorts are in the weirdest places, like up in head liner.
2007 Ford E250(Work van) (Ya, Ya, shut up!)
1996 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 5.7L/4L60E
06-23-2007, 08:51 AM #3
Pull all light assemblies down and out. Then see if shorts are obvious near light housing. Plus this gives you access to wiring to test for shorts. Pull interior fuse and start testing brother. Multi-meter is the better choice to trouble shoot short. (The Cable-guy in me is coming out now...LOL)
06-23-2007, 09:08 AM #4
Does the 95 have the 'smart' interior light circuit? By that I mean do they time out if you leave them on after the car has shut off? This can cause you to misdiagnose the trouble. I agree that you should start with the door switches and it sounds like the drivers door should be your starting point.There is no way to happiness....happiness is the way.:yipi:
High Desert SoCal
93 K1500 burb (personal) 350 AT 3" Lift 250K+
02 Honda Civic LX
Looking for a 1990's Miata for an engine swap
06-23-2007, 02:26 PM #5
Anyhow, I will start at the driver door switch and hopefully that will be my problem. Thank you and Cableguy for all your help.
BretBret from NorCal
95 Chevy Suburban 4x4 LT K1500 GM Goodwrench 350 with 55K
95 Chevy Blazer 4x4 LT 4.3 Vortec w/ 1000K :)
06-24-2007, 12:28 AM #6
Keep me posted
Let me know how that works out. My trouble is the front passenger door. No dome light action from it. It's been that way since I bought it a couple of years ago.
06-24-2007, 03:38 AM #7
06-24-2007, 03:45 AM #8
Dang...that last post just promoted me from newbie to jr. apprentice. Movin' on up like George and Weezie!
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