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Old 05-29-2016, 02:17 AM
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Electric help needed! No interior lights after a headliner DIY


I need your two cents.
I recently replaced my sagging headliner.
I removed all the interior light assemblies for this job.
I completed the headliner job and re-installed all the lights back in.
Then, my problem kicked in immediately.

1. Passenger side airbag light is on.
2. No interior lights in both front and rear.
3. Glovebox light is working
4. License plate light is working
5. Floor lights (all four of them) are working, but will go off very soon.
6. The security LED, red one beneath the room mirror, is always on (which is supposed to only on and blink when the car is locked)

As you may know, we need to disconnect 3 wires; sunroof switch, airbag light, and reading lights connectors, from the front interior light assembly.
I believed something went bad or I unplugged mistakenly.
I am afraid that my key was on the second position and I was listening to radio while I was disconnecting those wire harness.
So, I believed that I blew one or more fuses.

FYI, I checked all the fuses in the glovebox but nothing was broken.
The fuses in the trunk do nothing with interior lights (I did not check them yet)

If you know how to fix it and why it happens, please share with me and for other members.
Please help, I cannot find any thread in the forum related to this problem.

Thanks a million! in advance,


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