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Re: Does anyone know how turn off lights in the car while door is open?

Or see if a 6th gen dome housing (with switch) will fit without too much effort, or possibly some other car...

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Or see if a 6th gen dome housing (with switch) will fit without too much effort, or possibly some other car...
Ive seen the switch installation, always wondered which veh they got the dome from, thanks ill try that.. And if that doesnt work, im sure the next suggestion will be to take out the bulbs and carry a flashlight.
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Re: Does anyone know how turn off lights in the car while door is open?

I found that if the door latch asembly closes (as if door closed) the interior light goes out.
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I found that if the door latch asembly closes (as if door closed) the interior light goes out.
Exactly. Stick your finger in the latch & press down twice till it bottoms out. Then the ajar switch is closed. Then, just remember to use the interior door handle to reopen the latch before closing the door. Easy as cake.
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Re: Does anyone know how turn off lights in the car while door is open?

Poking around, it appears integrated into the door latch mechanism. If I use a screw driver to close the latch,, the light goes off on my '11.

Just remember to lift the handle prior to closing the door...
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Re: Does anyone know how turn off lights in the car while door is open?

Manipulating the latch does not seem like an intuitive solution. Are there other workarounds available that prevents the interior lights from turning on after a door is open?

It would be even better if Chevy created the dimmer switch with an 'always off' setting.

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2011malibu will not start battery is good inside lights will not shut off and radio will not shut off even with the out of the ignition
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