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Dome Light Stays on while Driving

Hello,

Could someone tell me how to remove the lens cover
for the map or dome light in the overhead console?
(Left/drivers side)

Thanks.


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Old 11-10-2012, 08:23 PM
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Re: Dome Light Stays on while Driving

Sounds like it thinks one of the doors is unlatched/open. That will make it stay on.
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Re: Dome Light Stays on while Driving

If it was a door issue, wouldn't all the lights be on, not just the driver side.

It sounds like a defective switch for the map light, or it is turned on.

Unless I'm wrong.
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Re: Dome Light Stays on while Driving

I don't want to troubleshoot this.

I just want to remove the bulb so I can drive at night.

I'll use duck tape if no one will help out here.

And good luck to all of you.
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Re: Dome Light Stays on while Driving

Maybe it was inadvertently turned on. Did you push on it and double -check?
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Re: Dome Light Stays on while Driving

You're aware there are two dome lights on each side, each with a button you push, and also where you push directly on the dome light itself?
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Re: Dome Light Stays on while Driving

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You're aware there are two dome lights on each side, each with a button you push, and also where you push directly on the dome light itself?

Yeah I was just thinking that. Might have pushed the actual cover and turned on the overhead light. The button just turns on the map/reading light.
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Re: Dome Light Stays on while Driving

Just had a similar experience...... Are you aware each of the overhead console lights have not one but two independant bulbs in them!

The main bulb illuminates when either a door is open, the interior lights are activated by using the wheel type switch found to the right of the headlight switch, or when one actually presses the lens on either the drivers or passenger side overhead console light. The map lights found under the same lens, but are different bulbs, (Not as brite) are activated by pressing one of the map light bottoms, either drivers or passengers side next to the rear liftgate opening button!

Sounds like you may have inadvertantly pressed the drivers side map light button!
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Re: Dome Light Stays on while Driving

The forward bulb on the drivers side stays on while driving.
When you push on the lens cover the aft light comes on and goes off fine.
When you rotate the wheel switch over the detent, all lights come on, but this single forward bulb on the driver side remains on, when lights are switched off again.
I've opened and closed each door several times, but as mentioned, not all the lights are on, it's just this single spurious light.
I've used making tape and some foil to mask it out, and luckily it goes out after the key is off, after the normal while.
Lens cover? anyone? Thanks.
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Re: Dome Light Stays on while Driving

Stone,

I can't help with the lens, but I think Raptor gave you the answer. The map light buttons are near the lift gate button. They are different then pressing the lens. Two different switches for each side.
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Re: Dome Light Stays on while Driving

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You're aware there are two dome lights on each side, each with a button you push, and also where you push directly on the dome light itself?
Actually, maybe there is a button I'm not aware of.
I know that when you push on the aft lens, the rear bulb comes on and off.
(Is this called the map light, and the other, forward, called the dome?)

Are you saying there is a button somewhere, besides the wheel switch for the forward bulb? "each with a button you push" where is this push button???

This may well be on if I touched it somehow.

Where is this push button?
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Re: Dome Light Stays on while Driving

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Stone,

I can't help with the lens, but I think Raptor gave you the answer. The map light buttons are near the lift gate button. The are different then pressing the lens. Two different switches for each side.
OK, this might be it. I just saw the Raptor reply.

I'm not sure which light is which, name wise.

And goodness me, I don't know where the lift gate button is. I'm drawing a blank anyway.

I don't have a powered lift gate. (As far as I know. smile)
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