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08-25-2011, 10:38 PM #1
Reg Cab dome light won't turn off
Hey guys, I got in my truck last nigh, and the dome light just wouldn't go off. I think it usually shuts off in about 10 seconds or so and I waited and it never went off. I even pushed my dome light button and nothing happened. I turned my truck off and waited about a whole minute and it was still on. I eventually had to disconnect the wires from the light to get it to go off as it was getting so hot.
I have no idea why its doing this. Any suggestions? I'd realllllllly prefer not to have to take it all the way back to my dealer (45 minute drive) for the fix.09 Sierra SLT
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08-25-2011, 11:15 PM #2
I would suggest checking your wires for the dome light in the roof, up the pillar to the left of the windshield, and under the dash. The dome light has constant power and a switched ground, so that means the problem would have to be a short in the ground wire or the lamp assembly causing the ground wire to be grounded to the truck.
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08-26-2011, 12:13 AM #3
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08-26-2011, 12:35 PM #4
Keep me updated in regards to your progress. Feel free to send me a private message if you have any questions in the meantime. Thank you.
Tricia, GM Customer Service.
08-26-2011, 01:48 PM #5
These problems are often easy amd its the last thing you check! K I S S - keep it simple stupid. (not calling you stupid!)....just a saying someone use to tell me.
08-26-2011, 03:30 PM #6
Well problem solved lol. I never knew that the dimmer switch had any effect on the dome light. It was turned all the way up all I had to do was reconnect the light and I turned the dimmer down and everything works perfectly. I guess you learn something everyday. haha. I feel stupid!
08-26-2011, 03:32 PM #7
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This happens more than you realize. Isn't it awesome when the fix turns out to be something so easy?? It'd be nice if more problems were solved in this manner!
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