I'm an owner of a '99 Chevy K1500. 5.7L/V8. I have been experiencing
trouble with my dome light, and am looking for any advice or an answer to
my problem. I fear electrical problems.....
I can get the dome light to turn on manually with the toggle switch
located on the dash, so the bulb isn't burnt out. The problem is when I
open either door, the light doesn't come on. This happens about 99% of
the time, it actually has come on a few times over the past year, but has
never been consistent. This should eliminate any trouble with the door
What actually activates the light in the door jam anyhow? Is it in the
door latch? Regardless, I don't think this is the cause, because you
wouldn't think both doors would fail at the same time?????
I'm not sure how the dome light override switch is suspose to work. This
could be the cause of the problem? All the above problems happen with the
overide button pushed in. With the button out, the light stays on, and
doesn't turn off with a delay, after the door is closed.
The problem doesn't seem to have any correlation to the weather either.
Sorry for the confusing description, but thats what electrical problems do
for me. Cause confusion. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.