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My dome light does not come on when the doors are open, I cant seem to find a fuse for this... am I missing something? Why wont it come in when the doors open? It does work, just not when the doors open.
i meant if you are able to manually turn the lights on in the ON position, the fuse is fine because the bulbs are getting power. do any of the chimes work if the key is in the ignition or the lights are on and the driver door is open?
so its not the door switches then. im not sure about the 6thgen wiring, but on the 01+ civic the dome lights are tied to the MCU (multiplex control unit) and its possible that went bad. not sure if you have one either. the MCU is designed so that if one part fails (like dome light circuit), the other systems will continue working. so it will be hard to trace the issue, but thats what it sounds like to me.
Do you have a aftermarket radio? If so they wont work
Reallly??? Why??? Yes, I purchased the car and it already had an aftermarket stereo system installed. I want to replace it but I certainly don't want to replace it with an old factory unit.
Whats the deal with this and is there a way to fix it... and I suppose while I am on the subject of radio, is it also possible to get a remote access to my car without putting the factory radio back in as I understand that too is tied to the radio.
Why the hell did Honda tie everything into the radio?
thats only for 97-98 civics where removing the stock radio will kill the dome light and keyless entry system. there is a bypass harness that lets you mount the stock radio inside the dash and then connect it to a second aftermarket unit to keep keyless and dome light.
best buy should have everything you need. check ebay for a stock radio usually around $25 or so. it just has to be working, doesnt need to be pretty looking. or if dome and keyless is not that important, dont worry about it.
There are 2 power lines going to the dome light fixture. One is 12V, for the "ON" position. the other is a bit less voltage, and is used for when a door opens. Then there is case ground to complete the circuit.
__________________ 1999CivicDX with train horns from hornblasters, 55w HID headlights, 35w DDMtuning HID back-up lights (for when driving backwards, mounted in stock reverse light fixture) Cheap $11 side fog lights from Harbor Freight for side illumination for neighborhood street corners.
Oznium Superflux 16-LED dome light, CCFL Logisis 12" white underseat illumination and mounted on ceiling of trunk via duck tape.
Genuine locomotive E-bell zip tied &u-bolted inside back bumper. Trailer hitch.
5/1/2013: 230K miles. 2KW inverter, 160Amp alternator. 19mm rearsway
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