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Old 12-17-2012, 11:02 PM   #1
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Yet another problem.

So today I decided to tackle another project, getting light on the inside. Well I went down to the good old advanced auto and first tried to get a new bulb for the map light, which I learnt is obsolete, but I don't think it works anyways. So I got a new bulb for the dome light and it lit up, but it didn't go off. I have takin it out, but I do want to fix it

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What could it be? The switches in the doors? Something else?
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So today I decided to tackle another project, getting light on the inside. Well I went down to the good old advanced auto and first tried to get a new bulb for the map light, which I learnt is obsolete, but I don't think it works anyways. So I got a new bulb for the dome light and it lit up, but it didn't go off. I have takin it out, but I do want to fix it

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What could it be? The switches in the doors? Something else?
Do you have a multimeter? Start testing!
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:01 PM   #3
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For an 87, your wires are slowly getting old. Like the previous post said get a m- meter and do some tests. Try searching for power further down the wire in case the ends are worn. They turn brown instead of copper. Means less conductivity. A Meter with a buzzer helps to find ground easier. Work your way back to the fuze box. Any wire you skin make sure u tape it up. My 2 cents. I have a 97, so I can imagine.
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For an 87, your wires are slowly getting old. Like the previous post said get a m- meter and do some tests. Try searching for power further down the wire in case the ends are worn. They turn brown instead of copper. Means less conductivity. A Meter with a buzzer helps to find ground easier. Work your way back to the fuze box. Any wire you skin make sure u tape it up. My 2 cents. I have a 97, so I can imagine.
That makes since, but the light doesn't go off, would that be caused by old wiring? I would think if it was old wiring the light wouldn't come on.
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Update. I got the dome light working properly! All i did was soak the push button things in the door jams down with some liquid wrench penetrating oil and let it sit for a few days. Put the bulb in and shut the door and it went off!
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Is ur insurerment gauge dimmer switched on?
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Is ur insurerment gauge dimmer switched on?
No, it was the switch in the door.
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