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I've got a '90 LX, just rolled 83,000 miles.

I had a problem with the lights not going off when I shut the doors. Somehow it got fixed, but now the problem is back. I have pulled the fuse, but I need the light.

Today I pulled all the door "buttons" and had them unplugged, but the lights didn't go off. Maybe that was a poor way to troubleshoot.

Any ideas on how to track down this gremlin?

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BWAHAHAHAHA!!! :wink:

I probably shouldn't laugh, because I would/will do that someday. :?

I need to be more specific: I have the LX with the 2 lights, clock, date, and e-time all in one console, mounted at the top edge of the front windshield. Sorry for leaving out that little "detail."

Bonus Trivia Question: In general, what is the difference between a "dome light" and a "map light". Dome = in the middle of the ceiling, Map = top edge of the windshield? Is that right?

Thanks - now proceed with the added information.
 

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Yup, if you twist the dimmer on the light switch all the way to the left it will turn on the dome lights. Turn it a little bit to the right and your lights will turn off.
 

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WooHoo!! That was it!! The headlight switch was turned all the way!!!

My wife's topaz does that, I remember that from older cars, but for some reason it never even crossed my mind for this one!! I guess because of the individual buttons for each light.

Also, the headlight knob is so smooth, there isn't much of a "click" anymore when you turn the interior lights to on.

Like I said, turning the headlight knob didn't even cross my mind for this car. I really don't know why.

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There are several identical parts - from switches to steering components, etc etc.

I told her if my Escort is busted, and you wake up one morning and the topaz won't run, but the escort is fine...don't look at me!! :lol:
 
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