96 Ford Crown Vic Strange Problem

First, the numeric entry keypad quit working... And not sure if it happened the same day or not, since the car is mostly driven in the daytime, but sometime shortly after this, i noticed the
domelights started coming on, staying on for the 2-3minute delay, sometimes then staying out, and sometimes dimming then coming right back on as if someone was lifting the door handle and lighting the car up.
I tried the headlight switch in OFF and in AUTO...
only difference there is when on auto, the headlights and taillights come on with the domelights
In off, only the domelights come on.
Any idea what might be going on? Is the numeric keypad related do you think, or is it something else?
If its the keypad, i could just disable it, and hopefully cure the problem? If its a sensor or something else i would like to get it fixed.
Driving around with the fuse out or putting the fuse in and out every time i went somewhere would be annoying
Thanks for any help.
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well, i unplugged the keypad, and that seems to have been the issue. i think maybe a key was sticking?
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Time to trade that lemon.

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