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Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee -- Interior

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee -- Interior lights STAY ON after turning off engine == Runs Battery down
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  brownjeff replied 3 years ago.
Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer,

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am here to try and assist your with your question. Can you turn them off with the switch?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

these are the INTERIOR lights==Door Panels / etc

i have already TURNED OFF the DELAY on the HEAD LAMPS

LIGHT SWITCH is in OFF position

NORMAL opperation is about 15-30 seconds DELAY and then DIMS --> OFF

however, sometimes they must stay ON....RUNS battery DOWN

is there a DIMMER delay SWITCH/RELAY i could replace ??

ps... Door panel switches appear to function normally

Normal Operation usually activates after i press LOCK button on small REMOTE FOB

 

Expert:  brownjeff replied 3 years ago.
If the door switches are good then I suggest checking the wires by the driver's door hinges as what will happen over time from opening and closing the door is the wires will bend and then eventually break and can cause the problem your describing
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

when i say the DOOR panel switches appear to function NORMALLY

that's because i have NO issues like == Computer says DOORS are OPEN

when they are CLOSED during NORMAL operation of the Jeep

SO i don't understand how a wire could be INTERMITTENT and NOT show up under normal Operation Conditions == DRIVING

this really appears to be the DIMMER part....

what exactly DIMS these lights ??

is it a SWITCH / DIMMER / RELAY or the COMPUTER MODULE

and since i can DISABLE the Front HeadLamp Delay=== main Light Switch

CAN i DISABLE this INTERIOR light DELAY ??

 

 

 

 

Expert:  brownjeff replied 3 years ago.
The body control module dims these. You would have to disable the lights by removing or cutting wires to the body control module to disable it
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

i was over on JeepForum.com

and MerlinTec answered the same Question with a:

TSB 08-026-01 == what is this TSB ?

LOOK down at messages #8 - #9

 

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f28/electrical-gremlins-dome-light-coming-randomly-593155/

Expert:  brownjeff replied 3 years ago.
The bulletin in question is for flickering lights on a 2001 - 2002 (JR) Sebring/Sebring Convertible/Stratus 2002 (KJ) Liberty
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

u said:

"The body control module dims these. You would have to disable the lights by removing or cutting wires to the body control module to disable it"

 

where is the BODY CONTROL MODULE ?

do u know the PART # XXXXX and approx cost $$

i really don't want to go into JEEP for a $600-800 repair on a 9yr old JEEP

 

to Disable Interior Lights=== how about i just REMOVE the BULBS ??

 

 

Expert:  brownjeff replied 3 years ago.
Yes you could just remove the bulbs to disable the lights. The body control module attaches to the back of the fuse box and is mounted under the driver's side of the dash. Not sure on the price but a few hundred dollars at least
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

can u give me the part # XXXXX this BODY CONTROL MODULE

 

and can u tell me HOW exactly to REPLACE it ?

or can u Direct me to where i would find STEP-by-Step intx

 

 

Expert:  brownjeff replied 3 years ago.
Removal:
  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the instrument panel fuse cover.
  3. Access and disconnect the instrument panel wire harness connectors from the BCM.
  4. Remove the mounting screws (Torx T-20) that secure the BCM to the JB.
  5. Pull the BCM straight out towards the dash panel far enough to disconnect the integral BCM to JB connector.
  6. Remove the BCM
Install

  1. Position the Body Control Module (BCM) to its mounting location.
  2. Align the terminal pins of the BCM connector with the connector on the JB.
  3. Engage the BCM integral connector into the JB.
  4. Install the four screws. Tighten the screws to 2.2 Nm (20 in. lbs.) .
  5. Connect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors to the BCM.
  6. Reinstall the instrument panel fuse cover to the bottom of the BCM and JB unit.
  7. Connect the battery negative cable

Part number(NNN) NNN-NNNNF
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

1--last ?

i don't have HEAT in the CAB------doesn't leak

my mechanic told me the DUCT FLAPS were not Opening & Closing properly

A/C does WORK ===OK

however Set the Thermostat Controls to HEAT and U get NONE

 

does this Body Control Module have any influence over the above problem?

 

 

Expert:  brownjeff replied 3 years ago.
No it is not causing the heat problem your having
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
thanks for the expert advise
Expert:  brownjeff replied 3 years ago.
No worries.......

Thanks and take care!

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