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Interior Light Problem

Question: I have an '88GT 5-speed. When the doors are closed, both upper and lower interior lights remain on dimly. With one or more doors open (or the dash rheostat in the "ON" postion), the upper lights come on brightly but the lower lights go out completely. It seems like as ground problem but can anyone point me in the right direction? Would a code be set?

Answer: Check your BAT fuse. It is probably blown, and if so, your cigarette lighter and radio memory will also be non-functioning.

BTW, the fuse box will pull down if you squeeze the prongs on each side. Makes it easier to see.

Most likely cause of a blown BAT fuse is the lighter recepticle or the wires connecting it making a short to ground, or a shorted horn.

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