Interior lights prob

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  1. ONTHEPIPE

    ONTHEPIPE Full Access Member

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    Last night when I got in, one of the 2 front console lights blew with a loud pop/snap.

    Now this morning when I got in, that light is still out.....but the other front console light and the rear hatch light are staying on. I've checked to be sure all doors/hatch are closed. And then I tryd to shut the jeep off in hopes the lights would slowly fade away like always..... No such luck. PLEASE HELP!!! :(
     
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    The sound you heard was either the bulb blowing or a relay or fuse. If they blew in such a way that its stuck open that could keep your lights on
     
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    Do the lights go out if you press on the plastic covers?
    Have you tried rotating the left stalk all the way back?

    What year and model is your KJ so I can look at the circuit diagrams...these lights are controlled by the BCM...hopefully that is not the problem.
     
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    When I got to work and locked doors the interior lights went off after 15 or so minutes. Now when I went to come home....same as this morning but while driving, the (what I thought was blown) light came on.

    I have pressed the lights and they still stay on.

    2003 renegade

    I don't understand "rotating left stalk all way back" sorry
     
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    If you ment the switch on the left of steering column, THAT'S IT!!!! :) I just messed around with it and looks like its on its way out. But lights are off!!!!! Still doesn't take away the one that blew last night then magically came back on tonight though.
     
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    Yeah that's the one...you probably need a new Multi Function switch which is both left and right stalks. Make sure you get the correct one depending on whether or not you have front driving/fog lights installed.
     
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    I do have fog light, thx for the help. Any idea what went on with that one light that gave a loud pop/snap and went out.... Then a day later came back on??? WEIRD
     
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    Its probly guna go back out. Ive never looked at the bulbs but im assuming its a regular filiment bulb and it blew apart then fell back down making contact. You should take it out and give it a once over to make sure you dont need to replace it
     
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    Will do!!! Thx