1987 GMC Jimmy panel and interior lights

Tiny
RIVERMEN6
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  • 1987 GMC JIMMY
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
Im having a problem, my panel lights have shut off and my interior lights are staying on. Ive have checked the fuses they are all fine, and I checked the light adjustment its fine also. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks
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Friday, March 27th, 2009 AT 4:05 PM

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Tiny
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Hello -

To better assist you your model is the Jimmy V1500, yes? Also what is your engine size in liter and the 8th digit of your VIN.

So if I understand you. Your interior lights. When you normally open the door the lights automatically come on. Then you shut the door and they go off. But currently when you open the door and shut it they stay on without turning off.

Your cluster/dash lights are totally out. When you turn your lights on at night, nothing on the dash lights up?
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Saturday, March 28th, 2009 AT 4:02 PM
Tiny
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It is a 4.3 liter v6 and the 8th digit in the vin is W
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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 AT 12:04 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Thanks for the info.

So I was correct on my questions back to you?

So if I understand you. Your interior lights. When you normally open the door the lights automatically come on. Then you shut the door and they go off. But currently when you open the door and shut it they stay on without turning off. Is your door ajar light on?

Your cluster/dash lights are totally out. When you turn your lights on at night, nothing on the dash lights up?

HEADLIGHT SWITCH
("C" & "K" Series)
1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Reach behind instrument panel and remove headlight switch knob and shaft by depressing retaining button. Remove trim panel and bezel.
2. Disconnect headlight switch wiring harness. Remove headlight switch. To install, reverse removal procedure.

I don't even have a wiring diagram for this. My thought is to check the electrical connector for 12V at the headlight switch. If you have it then your switch may be bad since you have checked your fuses.

Still let me know about the door ajar light and the way the interior lights work per my question above.
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 AT 9:01 PM

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