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Why are the inside lights on lately when driving?

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Why are the inside lights on lately when driving?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Edward replied 11 months ago.

Hello, Eddie here and I will do all I can to help. Your speaking of the interior dome lights being on while your driving at night?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
They are on in the daylight too
Expert:  Edward replied 11 months ago.

It's probably a door lock switch. you don't have a door ajar message or door open symbol in the instrument cluster as well by chance?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
no, just checked
Expert:  Edward replied 11 months ago.

Alright, Can you turn it off with the switch? or is it stuck on no matter what?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I pushed the buttons on the front overhead one but nothing
Expert:  Edward replied 11 months ago.

Does it burn the whole time? or does it go out when you turn the key off?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It goes out after a minute or so after turning the key off
Expert:  Edward replied 11 months ago.

Alright, This light assembly is controlled by a computer, the computer gets the inputs from the doors, and will switch on the dome lamp when it see's a door is opened. In my opinion, either the computer is getting false signal from a light switch, or the actual dome lamp assembly itself has failed. It would be a top priority in my opinion to have an advanced type scanner hooked up and monitor these switches and door switches, to make sure the computer see's all of these switch inputs and make sure that one of these isn't defective. It's either going to need a software download, or a new dome lamp assembly. If you could find another dome lamp assembly in a salvage yard for 20$ or less, I would certainly like to give that a try. And if that didn't fix it, It would have to be scanned to figure it out. Let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you!