How do I turn the dome lamps on?
How do I turn the dome lamps on?
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The dome lamps are on the ceiling of your vehicle, and help illuminate the cabin of your car. To turn on the dome lamps, press the on button (which has a symbol of a sun), on the dome lamp control board, which is located on the headliner. This will turn the lamps on, and they will stay on even when you exit your vehicle.
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This is generally caused by a short in the steering wheel cable reel assembly, but could also be a bad horn switch, or horn relay.
Check along the door for a dome light switch. If you find one, this means you have a button switch. Your door may not have a dome light switch. If you don`t see a switch, pull the door latch with a screwdriver to see if the latch turns it off.
In most cases, a blown interior light fuse means that there`s some kind of short somewhere in the system. It may be a permanent fault, or it may be temporary, but the only way to know for sure is to replace the fuse and see what happens.
The most likely cause of interior lights not working is a blown fuse. If a fuse is not the cause, then it could be a broken or dead bulb, faulty wiring, loose connections, or a problem with the light switch.
Lighting control modules control the brightness of individual lights using pulse-width modulated (PWM) signals that typically turn the light on and off at a frequency of about 200 Hz. Once the lights are activated, they may remain powered on for a certain amount of time and then dim until powered off.
If you turned on the interior lights, then you will have to turn them off. This is different from the posted question, which is yes, if you have the headlights set to auto, they turn off automatically along with the interior lights when you exit (unless you`ve turned the interior lights on manually).
Originally Answered: Is it possible to make the head lights come on when the doors of the car are unlocked with a remote, even if the car did come with out this option from the factory? Yes, but the older your car is, the easier this task will be.
When switches are open, the circuit is broken with a gap, so electric charge cannot flow. This means that the circuit will not work, and the bulb will not light up.
Whenever your car door opens, the puddle light illuminates the ground below, showing off the image of your choice. They got the name “puddle lights” because they help you avoid accidentally stepping out of your car straight into a puddle.
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Dome light turns on and off by itself while vehicle is turned off.
Hi there. Check the courtesy light switches on the doors to the vehicle. It seems that one or more switch may have a bad ground or a bad contact in the switch causing the courtesy light to come on while the engine is off and the key is out of the ignition with the doors shut. If you need further assistance with your courtesy light, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.
Engine turned off but inside of car still on, now engine won’t turn back on.
Hi there. The symptoms you’re describing with your boyfriend’s 2002 Grand Cherokee appear to be related to a broken or worn out ignition switch or relay. The ignition switch on the inside of the steering column is attached to multiple electronic connections that send signals to a relay box; which in turn, sends the signal to the individual components. The issue could be related to the ignition switch, the relay, or any of the components in between. If you want to have the fault pinpointed in person, I would have this starting issue inspected by a trained professional to ensure that the correct repair is made.
Cruise control turns on at idle, but when the car reaches 10 mph the cruise turns off and won’t turn back until idle again.
Hi there. Check all of the grounds to the vehicle and see if there is any wires that are damaged from the taillight short. A loose ground will cause multiple problems with the electrical system and some or multiple components will not work. If you need further assistance with your electrical issues, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.
Car won’t turn over. No lights come on when I turn it. Can’t even lock my doorsvor push the seat up or back.
Your probably correct, it sounds as though your battery is done. But it also sounds like you have charging system issues. I’m not sure that fixing your battery and charging system will solve the problem with the car shutting off, but it’s possible that it will and it’s a darned good place to start. By contacting Your Mechanic, you can have a technician come to your home or office to check out your car and help you figure out what to do next.
car dome light wont go off with key in the ignition cant turn dome light on maumally every frw day car has to be jumped off
Hello, thank you for writing in. The dome light is triggered by several different switches, and one of them is stuck on. One thing you can do until you diagnose the issue, is unplug the fuse for the light. This should help the battery issue until the problem is resolved. You will have the best luck tracing the voltage supply with a voltmeter to the switch that is giving it power. You will also benefit from a wiring diagram of the circuit. If you do not have a voltmeter, it is a guessing game. You will want to attempt to turn the light off with the door switch (located in the door jam), and at the dashboard switch. Unplugging one of these components should turn the light off, and then you know what your problem is. For more diagnostic help, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.
Okay so when I turn my lights on at night my brake lights do not work, when I don’t have my lights on they work fine.
Hi there. Based on your inquiry, it’s highly probable that you have a damaged light switch or some electrical fault inside the turn signal relay. However, it’s also possible that the brake switch above the brake pedal could also be the source of your problem. Due to the fact that multiple electrical components might be causing this issue, it’s a smart idea to first have a professional mobile mechanic complete a brake lights are not working inspection, so they can determine what’s causing all of these issues and recommend the right repairs.
Headlights wouldn’t turn off / now they won’t turn on
The most likely components to cause this may be the headlight relay, headlight switch, or the ignition switch itself. The relay is an electro-mechanical switch. The headlight switch sends a power signal to it. It then switches on internally to send power to the headlights. If the relay is sticking either in the on or off position, this can cause the lights to stay on or not turn on. If the headlight switch has failed, it may not be signaling the relay properly. With the ignition switch, if the mechanical tumbler portion is worn, it may not be fully moving it’s internals to signal the electrical portion of the switch to turn the lights on or off. Or vice versa, the electrical portion of the switch may have shorted internally.
Since one or more components may be at fault, it may be best to have a certified technician properly diagnose why the headlights are not working to find the exact cause.
steering wheel turned to the far right and locked in place while the wheel are straight. and I can’t turn the key.
Hi there. From the description you have provided, concerning your vehicle’s steering wheel is locked far right and key won’t turn with the front wheels in a forward default position, is somewhat confusing to me. It could be, undo pressure is being applied to the steering wheel lock. You could try, physically moving the left front tire side to side in either direction, to relieve the pressure on the steering wheel lock. It could be, the key you are using has a problem, try another key if available. It could be, the ignition lock cylinder is at fault. I recommend having your vehicle’s can’t turn the key be diagnosed and repaired by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic.