I have a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria. The problem I have is intermittent and it's driving me crazy. The overhead light will not go off after I've closed my driver's door. It's not a big deal in the daytime but dangerous at night. I make sure all doors are closed securely, with no success. I'm ready to just remove the bulb! Thanks for any help....
Maria, You are right - it is dangerous to drive with your interior lights on as it causes glare and impairs your vision. 90% of your driving decisions are based on visibility.
The light is triggered by a pin in the door. It can be fixed a few ways. Most of the time its just stuck and has road scum on it. In this case use a spray of WD-40 to lubricate. If that doesn't work, i recommend you take it to a technician who should be able to fix it quite quickly.
〉 Answered on Nov 3rd, 2006 by Jamey Wozniak, Owner and CEO at Joe's Hitch, Trailer & Truck Accessories
There is a
switch on the light that makes the light stay on or off as desired, if this
switch is set to the "Door" then the light should turn off when the dorrs are
closed. There are also switches in each door jamb
that turns this light on and off, and if one of these have failed it will need
to be replaced.