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#1 Beavis


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Posted 13 January 2005 - 06:20 PM

On my EA82, the dome light works when I turn it on manually, but not when I open the doors. Has anybody else experienced this? How did you fix it?

And yes, I've tried the switch on both positions.

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 06:29 PM

Lots of wiggling on the switches on the door jam usually cleans the contacts so they start working again.

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 06:31 PM

The door switches went bad on my 86 t wagon so my dome light would not shut off. Had to relace driver and pass side. Maybe you are experiencing the opposite effect.

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 06:34 PM

Take off the cover and make sure both of the mounting screws are there.

One of the screws (I think the rear one) touch a metal plate which I think is part of the circuit. I had the same problem - put in a screw (cause it was missing) and it fixed it.

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 07:29 PM

Ok now I have just to opposite. Doors open=light on, but you can't get the light on with the dimmer wheel on the dash. Think a little contact clraner will fix me up?

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 08:15 PM

You could try it on the dimmer switch.

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 06:40 PM

You can turn the dome light on with the dimmer switch in an Ea82 style car? Thats news to me.

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 06:51 PM

I don't remember being able to do that on my EA81? :confused:

But then again, I don't remember a lot of things.... :banghead:

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