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My overhead light will not turn off when I lock the door,

Customer Question

my overhead light will not turn off when I lock the door
JA: Have you checked the fuses? Have you checked the door switches?
Customer: this is a 06 prius, door switches work fine, couldnt possibly
look for fuses it is night my main concern is draining the
start battery overnight
JA: Are you fixing your Prius yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: dont know a thing about prius it baffles me, I checked.onoff overhead
lights, turned car off/on, locked with remote and manual, pressed
power button down 3 secs and t hen 2 quick.hits to turn.off from
a different site, it made.no difference, will this run down my
battery?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I dont have a smart fone no 4 g outside, can bring.kindle
outside and read that is all, cant do anything complicated
dont have equipment bought used dont know complete
history but has regular toyota service
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 2 months ago.

Hello, does the red door ajar warning light on the dash also stay on? If it is there is a problem with one of the doors including the rear hatch, either not closed completely or it's a switch problem, If the warning light on the dash is not on there is another problem possibly a short in the light assembly, you can remove the lens cover and take the bulb out to keep the battery from draining down then try replacing the dome light assembly.

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