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i have a 2006 chevy equinox i already know about the ignition cylinder problem but now i have another problem. the interior lights won't turn off while driving. when the vehicle is off for while then they turn off. can anyone help?
 

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Never overlook the obvious...

Has your Nox been through a car wash recently..."they" are famous for "accidently" rotating the knob so the lights stay on...

Do you have children that love to turn knobs...rotate dials...

An indication that this happened is if your dash illumination is also at it's brightest at night...the dimmer usually operates from....dim to brighter...then brightest...then brightest with interior lights "locked on"...

could it be that simple?


BTW...it's the cars RAP that is turning off the lights after you have shut off the engine and it sits for awhile.
 

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I would be happy to look into this for you. In order to do more research, I will need the VIN for the vehicle and the current mileage. Please feel free to contact me by private message as well. Thank you in advance.

Tricia, GM Customer Service.
 

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I too have this issue. This just began recently. My interior lights will not shut off at all. I thought it was the dome switch at first, so I ordered a new one. This did not work. Any help is greatly appreciated.

2006 Chevy equinox LT AWD
 

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Just a thought , but you might check the door switch that turns the lights on automatically when you open the doors.
Not sure of how those are setup on that year of Equinox's , but I know on my chevy s-10s the little door pin would always break, this not allowing the dome lights to turn off since the truck always thought one of the doors was always open.
 

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hybridoutlaw said:
Thanks for the info. I've been trying to find out how to remove the lock switch. Is there a guide anywhere?
Not sure if your meaning the lock switch on the door panel, but on YouTube there is a video were they remove a door panel for a 05-09 Equinox. It's by 1aauto, This may help you here is a link if you cannot find it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jBK-5ng01M&sns=em
 

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Thanks for the video. For giggles and such I pulled the fuse for the interior lighting and putti back in, now my interior lights don't turn on at all. Possible bad fuse?
 

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hybridoutlaw said:
Would anyone know the part number or the exact name for the part that controls the interior lights found inside the door?
Hello,

I would be more then happy to let you know your part number for the interior lights found inside the door. If you could send me your VIN number I can look up your specific part number for your vehicle. Thank you.

Erica Tiffany
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I resolved the issue. Turns out the ground wire in the interior lightning harness (grey wire) was melted into one of the map light switches, keeping the power on at all times. Thank you all for your help.
 
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