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Old 07-04-2017, 12:22 AM   #1
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Map/Interior lamp function

I noticed something the other day, sometimes when I open a car door the interior light does not come on. When this happens, the door chime bell goes off when I put the key in the ignition. If the interior light does come on I put the key in the ignition, the door chime only comes on when I turn the key. And last I notice once in a while I close the door and the interior light does not go off for quite awhile. I have come back and repeatedly open and closed the door waiting a minute or two in between, still the light stays on.

Can anyone tell me what operates the interior light? THANKS!
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Old 07-04-2017, 12:35 PM   #2
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The door sensor is part of the latch.

Are you getting a "door ajar" message in the DIC?

I would get a dealer to diagnose this, because it could be either the latch or the BCM. If the latter, prepare to drain your wallet.
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:30 PM   #3
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No DIC's. It's curious, not debilitating. Thanks.
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:54 PM   #4
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The sensor in the middle of the dash controls when the light comes on. Are you using a sunshade in your windshield? Or maybe you sprayed it with some cleanser?
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:28 PM   #5
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No not using a sunshade, happens at various times. In the garage, at work etc. Not sure what you are referring to with the sensor. Can you please explain? Thanks.
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:08 AM   #6
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He's talking about the sensor that turns on the headlights. What does that have to do with interior lighting?

As for unexplained chimes, unfortunately the last time I experienced this in a GM car, it needed a new BCM, or else removing a fuse to disable the sliding door obstruction warning system. (It was a minivan.)

Guess which one I did?
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