I'm having problems with the door jamb switches,the interior lights will sometimes work or the interior lights will just stay on and run the battery down ,there's three black wires spliced together and one simgle black and white wire,what could be the problem. 

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Comment by Russ Austin on May 17, 2018 at 10:35pm

Where did you get the switch?

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on May 17, 2018 at 8:42pm
Anthony

You are welcome
Glad we got to the bottom of the lights on problem

Enjoy
Comment by Anthony Boles on May 17, 2018 at 3:35pm

I've noticed that the small switch behind the front seat has a burnt contact ,needs to be replaced maybe that's the problem. 

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on May 17, 2018 at 2:26pm
No time delay electrical stuff in these year cars

Enjoy
Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on May 17, 2018 at 2:24pm
Interior lights can be turned on from the master light switch ( for headlights ) when you rotate the nob clockwise or counter clockwise
It is a dimmer as well
Some models have a very small switch at the back of the front seat that if hit by acident will turn on interior lights
Check those two options

Enjoy
Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on May 17, 2018 at 2:18pm
As they are replacement switches the wiring sounds correct to me so i do not think it is your problem

Which lights are staying on ?
Comment by Anthony Boles on May 17, 2018 at 1:58pm

The door jam switches are replacements,and they were replaced and the problem still continues, I also pulled the negative battery cable.Could there be some sort of time delay ?

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on May 17, 2018 at 1:00pm
Are your door jam switches stock or a replacements ?
The three negative wires-- wired together would indicate a replacement switch

If the lights stay on pull off the negative terminal on the battery until you drive the car again
Avoid drainning the battery ( causes damage ) and top it off with a charge when you have drainned it
If a replacement switch it may have gone bad

The door jam switches are a part of the --on always circuit in our cars
Working the interior lights the clock glove box light cigarette lighters etc
If one is a problem it effects the entire circuit
I replaced mine as i got real tired of the stock door jam switches falling apart
Napa auto has a good selection of these kind od switches

Enjoy
Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on May 17, 2018 at 12:23pm
Are your door jam switches stock or a replacements ?
The three negative wires-- wired together would indicate a replacement switch

If the lights stay on pull off the negative terminal on the battery until you drive the car again
Avoid drainning the battery ( causes damage ) and top it off with a charge when you have drainned it
If a replacement switch it may have gone bad

The door jam switches are a part of the --on always circuit in our cars
Working the interior lights the clock glove box light cigarette lighters etc
If one is a problem it effects the entire circuit
I replaced mine as i got real tired of the stock door jam switches falling apart
Napa auto has a good selection of these kind od switches

Enjoy

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Posted by Anthony Boles on May 17, 2018 at 9:50am 9 Comments

I'm having problems with the door jamb switches,the interior lights will sometimes work or the interior lights will just stay on and run the battery down ,there's three black wires spliced together and one simgle black and white wire,what could be the problem. 

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