2004 Chrysler Pacifica, Door Locks & Interior Lights Do Not Work

This 2004 Chrysler Pacifica came in with the complaint that the power door locks and interior lights do not work unless the ignition is on. I also found that the remote control did not work either. The problem was quite simple in the end but it took a little research to find it.   Chrysler … Continue reading “2004 Chrysler Pacifica, Door Locks & Interior Lights Do Not Work”

2009 Buick Lacrosse Interior Light Fuse Blows

This 2009 Buick Lacrosse came in with the complaint that the interior light fuse blows. The fuse is located in the passenger side interior fuse box. there is a cover on the end of the dash that covers the fuse box. I confirmed that the interior light fuse was blown. The fuse should be labeled … Continue reading “2009 Buick Lacrosse Interior Light Fuse Blows”

1997 Ford Explorer, The Interior Lights Stay On

This 1997 Ford Explorer came in with the complaint that the dome lights would stay on with all of the doors closed.  I tried using one of my scan tools to look at data for the door ajar switches but was only able to see the information for the driver’s  door and the passenger front … Continue reading “1997 Ford Explorer, The Interior Lights Stay On”

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Changing The Map Light Bulbs

This 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited came in with the complaint that the overhead reading or map light was not working on the left side. This repair starts with removing the single front phillip’s head screw. It took me a little while to figure out how to unsnap the rear of the light assembly. I used … Continue reading “1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Changing The Map Light Bulbs”

2003 Mazda Tribute, Door Ajar Light Stays On

This 2003 Mazda Tribute came in with the interior lights on and the door ajar light in the instrument cluster on. I started by checking the data the door positions. All door positions showed as being closed or “no” according to the data stream except for the hood. It showed being open or “yes”. I … Continue reading “2003 Mazda Tribute, Door Ajar Light Stays On”

2001 Saturn SL Blown Bulbs In Instrument Cluster

The customer came in with this 2001 Saturn SL and a couple of bulbs she wanted replaced in the instrument cluster.  One for the DRL indicator (daytime running lights) and the other for the odometer. The first step was to remove  the covers from the steering column. There were five screws with 5.5 mm hex … Continue reading “2001 Saturn SL Blown Bulbs In Instrument Cluster”

1999 Ford Expedition Dome, Courtesy and Running Board Lights Stay On

This 1999 Ford Expedition came in with the complaint that the interior and running board light stay on. I checked data in the gem module with my scan tool and found that even with the door closed. I tried spraying the latch with a cleaner/lubricant but it did not fix it in this case. Cleaning … Continue reading “1999 Ford Expedition Dome, Courtesy and Running Board Lights Stay On”