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post #1 of 12 Old 08-27-2012, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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dome light doesnt come on when driver side door is opened

my dome light usually doesnt come on when i open my door on my 00 f250 7.3. but at a party the other night it worked the enitre night, until the next morning. my question is where is the switch on the door that tells it the door is opend or closed, im guessing its stuck.

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i believe its just there in the door jam? could be way wrong but look and see if you can find it

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i believe its just there in the door jam? could be way wrong but look and see if you can find it
i did look, both sides and i couldnt find it. its an extended cab if that changes things

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can any body show me where it is? pics would be great

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You said only the driver side isn't working, but the other doors work so we rule out fuse and bulb. Remove the driver side door trim panel and look down to the lower left (as your facing gutted door) for the switch. Remove the connector and jump the circuit. If the light comes on you found the problem area. Remove the switch and check for corrosion or loose connector to switch issue. Replace switch or troubleshoot wiring to GEM. The connector should have a black and black/yellow wiring.
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the switch is behind the trim panel? how does it register that the door is closed or not if it doesnt contact anything?

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I have the same problem, the switch is in the door latching mechanism. I verified by opening another door then used a screw driver to close the latch and the lights went out then came back on when I pulled the handle to undo the door latch.
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Yes it is the actual latch inside the door.

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damn, so i have to pull the latch then? thats a pain

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its more often the connection of the switch to the wire. the switch very rarely goes back just check and clean the connection as a start.


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