Dome lights stay on in my '62 - Impala Tech
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-29-2019, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Question Dome lights stay on in my '62

OK folks:
After replacing both door jamb switches on my '62 and confirming they are working as designed (bench-tested, solid wire connections and seated in bare metal holes) the dome lights stay on when both doors are closed. Rotating the headlight switch knob doesn't shut them off either and I suspect it must be faulting internally.

Is there anything else that can over-ride the dome lights circuit?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-29-2019, 05:48 PM
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Power to light is always hot. It is the door switch grounding oit that closes the circuit. You have a short to groud somewhere in the dome light wiring. It is usually found under the door sill were screw or metal panel edge cuts the insulation on the wire.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks again Big Dave, I concur and will begin the always-popular wire tracing and under-dash explorations! Wish me luck!

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