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Dissable interior lights


 
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tinkerer
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:38 am    Post subject: Dissable interior lights Reply with quote

I have a 98 grand Cherokee & want to put an override switch in so that I can stop the internal lights coming on when the doors open.

Ideally I would like to still be able to turn on the dome lights individually...

So far I have tried

1. In the dome - inserting a switch in the live side for the door open circuit.

+ can turn of the dome lights when the door opens but still use them individually by pushing to turn on / off.

- cargo, below dash & indoor lights still come on

2. Return the dome wiring to normal and put a switch across fuse 16.

+ Most lights off

- indoor lights still come on
- can't switch individual dome lights on


Ideally I would like to identify a single point in the wiring harness that would do this (either by bypassing the live or earth). I could live without being able to use the dome lights - the most important thing is to stop the lights coming on all the time draining my battery as I am often parked for 6 hours & going in & out of the car & I run quite a lot of extras too - seems like a cheaper option than uprating the alternator (at least for a while)

Any help greatly appreciated as I don't have wiring diagrams for this & probably wouldn't understand them anyway.
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MoparKev
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about just taking the bulbs out? dancing banana
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MoparKev
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or somehow tape or glue the door switches closed Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it sounds silly and I dont mean to sound like an a#$, but cant you just shut your door?
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rubicondon
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, duct tape is the magic word, or pull the fuse, If you had a TJ, the owners manual explains how to disable them, and bypasses starting of the vehicle without pushing the clutch in. Just scrap that cherokee and get a TJ. laterondon
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Brad The Best
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

or just unplug the door switches
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