1997 Chevy Cavalier, DOME LITE STAYS ON AND HORN WONT BEEEP

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JESSICA2U
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I HAVE A 1997 CHEVY CAVALIER, WELL THE DOME LITE WONT GO OFF, I HAD TO DISCONNECT THE BULB SO MY BATTERY WOULDNT DRAIN, AND THE HORN WONT BEEP, THE HORN NOT BEEP HAPPENED 5 MONTHS AGO, NOW RECENTLY THE DOME LITE WONT KICK OFF? WONDERING WHAT THE PROBLEMS IS, ARE THE TWO CONNECTED?
TY MUCH JESSICA :roll: STILL CONFUSED
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Monday, February 26th, 2007 AT 5:47 PM

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Tiny
M_H_RITZEL
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Check the door switches, if they ground out the light will stay on. The horn I would check the fuses if there are good use a test light and see if you have power to the horn.
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Monday, February 26th, 2007 AT 5:56 PM
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HOW DO I CHECK THE DOOR SWITCHES? JESSICA
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Monday, February 26th, 2007 AT 6:06 PM
Tiny
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There should be a screw by the switch holding the switch in place. Unscrew it, slowely pull pull the switch out. There should be one wire going to it.
The light switch works as you open the door it make the switch ground on to the body when the door is opened do one door at a time seeing if the switch is bad. Note: when you take the screw out there might be a little spark, don't worry its just the swtch being grounded. If it is in one of the switches and you remove the screw it might be enough that the light will go off. Check the wire on each switch. Don't know how many doors you have but check each one seperatly. This will tell you if it is the door switch. Let me know what you find.
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Monday, February 26th, 2007 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
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Here is a diagram to help you.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/54223_1992_up_interior_lighting_1.jpg

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Monday, February 26th, 2007 AT 6:56 PM
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Where are the door switches located? I didnt notice any screws around. Are the door switches the little black things that you can press in on near the base of the car? JESSICA
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Thursday, March 1st, 2007 AT 6:21 PM
Tiny
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The little black thing on the door that you can push in are the switches. There should be a screw that holds the switch in place.
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Thursday, March 1st, 2007 AT 7:33 PM
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BOBMASTRO
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I have a 1997 Cavalier and the dome light takes up to 60 seconds to shut off. The horn may be just a fuse. Does the cigarette lighter work?
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Sunday, March 4th, 2007 AT 8:29 PM
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JESSICA2U
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Not sure if the cigarette liter works, cause it has been missing since I bought it, they told me to try sticking a 15 watt fuse in there, and see what happens. Jessica

the dome lite staying on, has something to do with the door switches, cause the door was replaced recently, due to an accident. I close the door and lite still stays on. Jessica
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Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 AT 4:22 PM
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JESSICA2U
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Okay, there are no screws down there holding the door switches in place. The switches are just there, plastic, encased around a plastic black ring. But no screws to speak of. JESSICA
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Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 AT 4:24 PM

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