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CHRYSLER PT CRUISER INSTRUMENT CLUSTER PROBLEM

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser • 30,000 miles

My friend just bought a 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser and he called to see if I know how to turn on/off the over head light, there is no switch on the dome and the light doesn't go on/off when you open any of the doors or if you use the toggle switch on the dash? Please help us figure this out!


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Sharkeyguy82
January 7, 2013.



Access the dome lamp, with the circuit activated, check for voltage and ground. Check for applicable trouble codes. Some of the national brand autostores will check codes for free. The dome lamp is controlled by the courtesy lamp driver, part of the instrument cluster. At the dome lamp, black wire is ground the other is voltage. Check the bulb.

Some possible issues, lamp driver circuit shorted to voltage.
Lamp driver circuit open.
Instrument cluster.

JDL
Jan 7, 2013.