02 Ford Focus wagon The dome lights are no longer coming on when you open the car doors and although they turn on by the switch How can you fix this?
Most likely the door jamp switch is bad. You will need to replace it.
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1. Remove the door Pull-handle cover (the handle one would hold on to during a car ride, not the handle that opens the door), by inserting a screwdriver into the access hole on the bottom of the handle, and using the screwdriver as a lever, pop off the handle cover. 2. Remove the button covering a… retaining screw in the interior door latch backing plate. 3. Remove the 8 Torxï¿½ retaining screws around the perimeter of the door panel, and the single Torxï¿½ retaining screw in the interior door latch. 4. Remove the 2 hex bolts in the door handle. 5. Gently lift the panel upwards, to disengage the window weather-strip molding. 6. Remove the Door Latch Trim Panel, be sure to unplug the Power Lock or Window Switch, and remember how the wire was run. 7. Remove the interior door latch, by gently pulling out on the front corner, which is held in by a plastic compression spring. 8. Remove the 4 hex bolts holding the speaker in place, disconnect and remove the speaker. 9. Remove the foam insert in the lower right corner of the door by gently popping the three retaining hooks off of the retaining pegs. 10. Gently (so as not to tear the thin foam) pull the foam and adhesive off of the door frame, starting at the upper right corner, and working around past the speaker cutout in the lower left corner. (MORE)
All you need is something to pry it out with. Use something with a flat edge on it that won't damage the light or the area around the light. Place your prying tool in the bottom edge of the lense. Slowly pry out the entire bottom edge. It should come out fairly easily. The bulb just snaps in and out…. Hope that helps. (MORE)
What is causing the dome light to not turn off and the dash sensor is indicating there is a door open?
Answer . Check the door switch. The switch has either broken or the nut holding the switch has come off allowing the switch to recess into the car body..
Answer . \nWell, your first problem is that the Ford Focus wasn't made until 2000. Maybe you have a different car altogether.
The door light switch are inside the door locks compartment.. If your having problem with the dome lights staying on.. Spray WD-40 on all the door locks this will fix the problem.. I had the same problem on my 98 Ford Expedition XLT did the WD-40 trick about 3 years ago and still no problems.
Answer . its the little round dial next to the headlight switch turn the dial all the way up
How do you get the dome light working in a 98 Ford Crown Vic police car with doors switches disabled?
On the passenger side kick panel is a blue cable. Un hook your battery, then unplug this wire. Rehook up ypur battery and you are good to go. Many crown Victoria police interceptors have the "dark car" option enabled. When a door is opened, the domelight will not illuminate, but the overhead interio…r light will operate when the headlight switch is pushed in to turn on the domelight. At first, I thought the stealthy "dark car" option was a neat feature, but it quickly became an annoyance after a couple of weeks. If you're observant, you'll notice that the car does know when the drivers door is open because the key in ignition buzzer engages when keys are in ignition and drivers door is opened, and it also enages if the headlights are left on and the drivers door is opened. To re-enable the domelights to turn on when a door is opened, separate the blue male and female single wire connectors on the passengers side of the car under the glove box. Then disconnect the negative terminal from the car's battery, leave it disconnected for a couple minutes, and reconnect. The "dark car" option should now be disabled. Note: A pair of pliers may be useful to separate the connectors, they can be very stubborn and not want to pull apart from one another easily. If you get desperate, cutting the single black wire running out of the connector will work as well. Make sure to tape up the exposed ends if you choose this route. Also note that it if the vehicle's battery is not disconnected after the dark mode connectors are separated, the LCM will typically exit dark mode too. But it will take countless door open/close events until the domelight mysteriously springs to life. And even this will vary depending on which software version your lighting computer runs on. It is also possible to refresh the LCM's keep alive memory by pulling fuses instead of disconnecting the battery, but the power distribution systems varies in crown vics depending on model year and the LCM is also fed off of a couple different circuits. So you'd have to pull more than one fuse, and which fuses to pull would also vary. Hence, the suggestion to disconnect the vehicles battery which effectively removes all the fuses in one quick step. This article is only relevant to 1995 and later crown Victoria police interceptors, the connector in question is not present on earlier vehicles. 1994 and prior crown vics use a conventional parallel/series wiring setup for domelight illumination. 1995 and later ones use a lighting control module and the domelights can be disabled by grounding one of the LCM pins when it is not desirable for the courtesy lights to illuminate when a door is opened. Note: Instead of conventional pin switches on the door jamb, 1995 and later crown vics use a door ajar switch located inside the door on top of the latch mechanism. Is not uncommon for these switches to fail and short to ground, so domelight illuminates constantly and will not shut off. Also, some police departments cut the wire running to the drivers door ajar switch since this disables the key in ignition buzzer and parking light reminder buzzer. A few crown vic owners have asked how to retrofit the dark car option onto their civilian models. Below are a few solutions: . Remove all the bulbs from the courtesy light sockets . Cut the courtesy light output wire at the back of the LCM . Cut the door ajar wire inputs at the back of the LCM. This will also disable the key in ignition and headlight warning buzzers. . Add the dark car pin to civilian LCM connector and ground the wire. Note that to toggle between dark mode and normal lighting mode, one would have to disconnect the vehicle's battery or momentarily remove the fuses that power the LCM's keepalive memory. (MORE)
Where is the switch that controls the dome light when the door is open on a 1990 Z24 as the dome light and seat belt light come on intermittently while driving?
check the drivers door jam area you should see a little tab sticking out it pushes in and out when opening and closing the door that triggers the light
Answer . \nUnless you car has this feature, you can only remove the bulb or hold the door switch in.
Answer I had a similar problem with my 95 ranger and had to resort to pulling the fuse to turn the dome light off... Make sure that you lubricate the latching mechanism on both doors. A part of the latching mechanism on my driver side door was sticking, so even though I had my door shut tight and l…ocked, the latching mechanism would trigger the doom light into thinking the door was open, even though it was shut. Only suggestion I can give to fix the problem. Answer Fixed min with WD-40 in the door latches also, your headlight switch, turn knob to the right.you can control dash and dome lights this way. yes by spraying the latches in the door with a good penetrating oil you can free up the switch that is in the latch this switch is replicable but hard to replace Ive had to do my 98 ranger Manny times also my 2003 explorer does the same thing always been able to get them to work by spraying them (MORE)
Answer . \nBecause on the door open light is a switch which says " on-off-door". Apparently yours is in the "on" position which will, in time, run your battery down.
Answer . your door is not closed tight enough or the switch is possably broke. check the manual switch by the headlight swich, it maybe turned on. some reason your not opening the circut when the door is closing. . check the position of the dome light control switch you probably turned it on ina…dvertently just put it back to auto position (MORE)
Answer . \nBy pass the door mode.\n. \nThe Dome light should have a 3 way switch\nOFF - Door open on - Constant on\n. \nMove the switch to the off mode, and light should not\ncome on when door is opened.
Why would the dome light in a 1996 Dodge Neon come on when the headlight switch is used but not when the doors are open?
Answer . The door jamb switch normally completes the power circuit to the dome lamp when the door is open. When the door is closed the switch opens the circuit, removing power from the dome light. If the switch is dirty, defective, stuck pushed in, or disconnected from the wiring, when the door …is open the switch does not close the circuit and the dome light remains off as if the door is still closed. The headlight switch provides an "alternate path" to close the same circuit and allow power to the dome light. I had the same problem on a 1997 Chevy C1500 pickup truck. (MORE)
What if the inside dome light on your 1999 Chevy Prism does not work when you open the doors but works manually if you turn the switch either way How do you fix this problem?
Answer . Check Your Door Switch, When You Open The Door The Switch That Is In The Door Jam, It May Be Stuck, Or Bad. Open Your Door Press The Switch Several Times To See If The Dome Light Comes On. It Also Could Be Bad. This Will Cause This Problem Also. Good Luck
Answer . The dome light switch has 3 positions. Off-On-On when the door is opened. Put it in the proper position.
Answer . \nthe dimmer switch that controls your gauge lights does this. push it all the way up and if they are operational they will turn on
Answer . \nSome of the newer vehicles light switch is in the latch mechanism inside door panel
door switch . \nBlast the switch with some wd40 and push it in and out a bunch of times, this usually works on fords when the light wont come on but its worth a shot. If no luck you will have to replace the switch.
The door open light on the bottom of the driver's door on your 2001 Passat wagon does not turn off when the door is fully closed Where is the switch?
\nIt seems the switch sits as an integrated part oft the door locking system, and that the "physical" switch is actually the door latch itself.
rear door lock assembly was on recall for 2000 focuses, i had the same problem and couldn't open manually or with fob, if you don't get it replaced when you get a recall notice they will not pay the whole amount. my door now wont open, and then it wouldn't shut and then the handle stuck out and door… wouldn't close and they say it is not the lock or handle but the door plate that will cost 120 dollars to fix, it is a small plastic piece that broke off of the handle. (MORE)
Answer . Not exactly sure what you are asking, but the physical location of the switch on mine is in the same housing as the dome light itself. It has 3 positions - off all the time - on all the time - and door controlled with a time-delay feature that shuts the interior light off automatically …after about 10-15 seconds. (MORE)
How do you fix the door switch on a 2001 VW Golf GTI VR6 when you open the door the dome light doesn't go on or if you leave the keys in it doesn't chime?
My sympathies . I have similar problem with 02 Golf TDI. Dealer said that the only cure was to replace the door latch control (?) for about $ 400 plus labor. I did not have the dealer replace it. Another symptom is the chime does not sound if you exit with the lights on - bummer. . I just pa…id local dealer to replace the drivers latch they charged me for three hours labor. I have tackled the VW doors before and they are no fun to get into and repair. The window motors and latches require you to get the door interior panel off not too bad if electric windows. I start at the bottom and remove the four screws. Use a screw driver on the aft edge of your door arm rest pop the arm rest cover top off then remove three screws. Then either get the tool for removal of the clips or do what I do pull hard. Clips some times break on the aft edge if you pull and do not have the special tool for the clips. You will find a cable that you unclip with a screw driver. If a non electric window you need a special too or fight real hard removing the clip that hold the window handle crank on. then remove the interior upholstry panel. Remove connectors on switches and speaker. Watch for the door interior handle it gets in the way put the interior handle in a partially open position opened as you remove the interior door upholstry. Then if window is working you lower window about half way and look through the metal you see for the window clamp bolts loseen the window clamp bolts raise window then secure window up with duct tape over top of door metal it will hold with several pieces of duct tape. Remove the metal panel they call this the carrier about ten bolts to remove. Now the latch can be gotten at there is a clip and bolts on the latch. You remove some clips that hold the latch with a punch and a screw driver. The latch has two bolts and a Torx screw on the aft edge to remove. Then there is a spring clip wire you must use a screw driver and pry on. The new latch needs a bracket from the old latch that is bolted and pop riveted drill off the pop rivet head remove, and remove bolt and transfer to your new latch. Well If you got it all apart now reassemble with your new latch. Don't forget the bolts in the door aft edge of the door and a torx screw on the aft edge with the aft edges bolts. I have spent all day doing this kind of work so when the dealer says he is charging me for three hours it hurts the old wallet, but the mechanic is really husseling to get any where near the three hour figure more like 4 hours a real pain. The latch can be purchased for 129 dollars from vwpartsvortex.com on line this will save you allot if you feel like spending all day with your door. Electric window door upholstry is easier then the mechanical window crank get the window crank special tool it makes the dumb mechanical crank much easier too remove. I recommend signing up to alldatadiy.com for a few bucks, like less than twenty a year. They Alldatadiy.com have the whole procedure along with about any other procedure for your car there car with pictures. If you sign up for the Alldatadiy use the search at the bottom of the page to find quick answers for what your working on. Alldatadiy will pay for itself the first time you work on your car. Been there done that. Good luck. (MORE)
If you have hard doors, yes. It they don't, most likely someone has removed the fuse to keep the lights off when running with the doors removed. Check the fuse box.. If you have soft doors, no. The fuse has probably been removed.
Answer . the dome light bulb can be burnt out or the door pins are sticking. check it out.
What could be the problem when the dome light for my 1992 Toyota Camry wouldn't turn on either with the dome light switch or open doors It would light up temporarily if I move the light fuse a little?
I have the same problem with my 1999 Toyota Camry. The service person at the dealer said sometimes the connections in the unit go bad and it would need to be replaced. Cost = about $90.
Your domelight has a 3 position switch on it. Always off, always on, and on when the door is open. Check this first with the doors closed. If it stays on in every position, this is a problem with the switch, or a short in your wiring.. Each door has a button that is depressed when the door is close…d. Go to each door one at a time and depress the switch several times to see if the light will go out. The most common problem is the mounting for the switch is loose and it won't allow the switch to go in all the way.. If you still have a problem you will need to disconnect each switch until you find the short or find the connector under the dash and troubleshoot it. (MORE)
See if the button in the door jam is stuck and put WD-40 on it and work it in and out, and of course check the light bulb.
How do I fix My granddaughters 98 Neon When you turn the steering wheel to the left the dome light and door open light comes on the turn back and it they go off Help?
theres a switch on the back side of the door when you open it the light is turned on and when your turning the corner the door moves a little. i had the same thing its a dome light switch like 10 or 12 bucks.
Put the dome light switch on door located on the headliner to the side of the light
2002 Camry LE Where do you find the switch to turn the interior lights onso that when you open the door the interior light will come on?
On the interior lights for the back seats, there is a switch. When you turn the switch to "Door" mode it will make the lights turn on when the door is opened.
Pop out the light with a screw driver and check if the aerial is loose and letting water in.
why does the dome lights stay on when the switch is turened off 2001 ford explorer super
How do fix the dome light for 2000 Explorer when it will not turn off and the door ajar light is not on?
Just to the right of your headlight switch on your dash , there is a gauge lighting. dimmer wheel switch . Check to see if that has been rotated all the way up .. If it has , the courtesy lights will stay on with the doors closed
Just to the right of your headlight switch on your dash is a gauge lighting dimmer. wheel switch . If this is rotated all the way down , the courtesy lights will not come. on with the door open ( also , it it is rotated all the way up - the courtesy lights will. come on with the door closed )
For most vehicles it is on the inside front of the door, where it is pressed down if the door is shut.
What is wrong when an 02 ford focus won't start All the lights come on and it click when I turn the key?
That happened to me $214.00 New Battery cables , battery and the pin button on the clutch pedal lost its little gromit. They first said it was a starter either way it was a couple beans too much for me. next month another 3 beans.
depending on the year the Taurus lights will either have switcheson the sides, or the switch is made into dash dimmer switch. Ifthese switches wont turn the lights off, check the doors to makesure that the door switches operate properly.
What would cause a 02 Chevy silverado's interior lights to not come on when doors open but the lights can be turned on manually?
Press dome override button 3 or 4 times till you here a beep to put headlights and interior lights back on auto
2005 ford crown Victoria How do you disable the dome light from turning on when the door opens on a 2005 ford crown Victoria?
There should be a SWITCH at the dome light! If not, remove the fuse from the fuse box above where your gas pedal is. OR: Simply remove the BULB from the dome light. duncanw.
License Plate Lights - pop the trunk or liftgate, take a flat tip screwdriver and pry the edge of the outter short ends of the weatherstripping (as if you were going to POP it out), let the assemblies hang down in front of the license plate, push down on the fuse-like bulb(s), call ahead to local pa…rts store BEFORE you waste gas to pick 'em up, when putting the new bulbs in DON'T touch the glass portion with your bare hands (skin oils will literally boil on surface and cause glass to crack), reassemble carefully and in reverse order. (MORE)
I am not sure about the 2009 model. . On the 2004-2006 models there is a 3-position rocker switch left of the steering column. The positions are from bottom-up: 1) Off; 2) Conditional On; 3) Always On . The Conditional On would among other functions turn on the interior lights, which are not disab…led by their own individual switches, when the doors are opened. The switches are either the light covers themselves - Push-On Push-Off like the front dome light, side door lights, etc... or buttons inside light covers, or 3 way sliding switches near the lights they control, like the tail gate light switch, with a similar left-to-right configuration as the main switch: 1) Off; 2) Conditional On; 3) Always On (MORE)
\n\n Another assessment... \n \nMany Ford products from around this timeframe shared a certain door ajar sensor, and they do "fail", or generate false open signals. \n \nThis failure is easy to correct with healthy doses of a spray lubricant like WD40.\n \nNOTE: the target to spray into is th…e bottom side of the opening for the door latch. The sensor mounts just below it.\n \nBy the way, if your Taurus/Sable has been sounding off the horn alarm at random - guess what(?) - it's the same problem. \n \nSee "Related Questions" below for in-depth discussions on dealing with those fake signals. \n (MORE)
Have you tried pushing the button to the left of the steering wheel? the one that shuts the lights off when they are on. if that doesnt work, if you have an aftermarket radio, and the adapter for the security, that might be why.
How do you override the dome light on a 05 ford expedition so they dont turn on when you open the doors?
I believe you turn the gauge panel dimmer wheel all the way down ( located just to the right of your headlight switch on your dash )
By any chance has your gauge panel dimmer wheel switch ( located to the right of your headlight switch on your dash ) been rotated all the way down ? That keeps the interior lights from coming on when the door is opened
There is an accordion button on the driver's side door. Look at the very bottom of the Driver's door and to the very right should be a black accordion button but 1 or 2 screws. Sometimes when the screws become loose it will make the dome light not work. Just tighten the screws and it would fix the …problem. To test it, just open the passenger door, and if the dome light comes on that would be your problem. (MORE)
if its an old Police car it may have "Dark Car Mode" activated depending on the year you may need to have the LCM reprogrammed.
is the switch on the dome light set to doors! if so, one of the door switches are stuck. spray all door switches with a good lubricating spray. and push on buttons with hand to free them up. if not that, then one of the door switches are bad. or the dome light bulb is burnt out.
there should be a 3 position switch on the light itself, ON, OFF and DOOR. Put the switch on DOOR and that should do it. If not, you may have a bad bulb.