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In my 2005 ford f250...
In my 2005 ford f250 the interior dome lights do not come on when you open the door but your can cut them on with the button
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Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 3 years ago
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Is this only with the drivers door or both doors where the dome lights do not come on?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
All doors.
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
But you can push the button and turn them on manually.
Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 3 years ago
Ok. is this a 4 door?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Yes
Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 3 years ago
Ok. if the key is in the ignition and you open the drivers door does it ding? does the door ajar light come on?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Yes and yes.
Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 3 years ago
Ok.
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Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 3 years ago
Do you have a test light or multi-meter to check for power anywhere?
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Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 3 years ago
When a door is opened a signal goes to the vehilce security module from the door ajar switch. If you have remote keyless entry. Then the signal goes by communication line to the instrument cluster which turns on an internal relay for the dome lamps.
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Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 3 years ago
Both the vehicle security module and the instrument cluster can set codes. It would a good idea to have them checked. Although you could need a cluster for this concern, it sounds like you need a vehicle security module as it is not sending the door ajar signal to the instrument cluster. Because the cluster can turn the relay on from the input from the interior light switch. But having the codes checked would be good first.
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Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 2 years ago
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