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pete milanowski
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If rotating the headlight switch doesn't turn them off then the problem is in the door jamb switches.  Your door jamb switches each have three wires going to them . On of the wires to each door jamb switch controls the rear sail panel lights. It could be that one of those two wires is going to ground. Going to ground is what completes the circuit. Pull the switches from the door jamb and see if the sail panel lights go out.  If they do, there's your  problem.  If your switch(es) is bad, Gord Wolfgang can repair them.  

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It sounds like someone has replaced the original door jamb switches. Pull one (or both) and post a picture of what you find.  There are three separate circuits. Turning the headlight switch all the way left (?) will turn on the sail panel lights. The courtesy light switch above the radio turns on the light above the glove box door and the lights on the side of the console. The switch on the back of the console turns on the light on the back of the console.  12V runs directly to each bulb. The switch is on the ground side. That's the only way all lights will come on when the doors are opened AND individual lights can be turned on when the doors are shut.  ANY wire that has a bare spot in it can be grounded and turn on the lights on that circuit. No one interior switch can turn on all the interior lights unless someone has replaced the door jam switches with something besides an OE switch.  Be patient, it's not something magic.  Take each door jamb switch out and pull all the wires off it. One at a time ground the wire and see what happens. Chances are when you pull the culprit wire, the sail panel light will go out.

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6 hours ago, pete milanowski said:

This is hard to explain, rotating the headlight switch to off turns all interior lights off but they do not come on with door open. With the lights turned on  with the headlight switch they go out when door is closed except for rear sail lights.

Pete,

  Your description of the symptoms is not clear to me but do as Ed says regarding inspecting the door jamb switches. The only way rotating the headlight switch could turn on all the lights is if it is providing a ground to all three circuits. Someone may have spliced the wires together at the door jamb switches.

Tom Mooney

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5 hours ago, 64RivieraLife said:

So turning on ur headlights turns on ur interior lights while driving?

Pulling out the headlight switch turns on your headlights and dash lights. Turning the headlight switch dims and brightens the dash lights. Turning the headlight switch until it clicks, will turn on the interior lights. So, yes you can turn on the interior lights hile driving but it takes a concerted effort to do so, but it is not an automatic function of the switch.

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3 hours ago, 64RivieraLife said:

Mines doesnt do any of that lol looks like i have to figure that one out

 

Search this forum for a summary of the 3 interior courtesy and map light systems that you have in the car and which switches operate which. The doors turn on all 3. The lights have power all the time (if the fuse is good) and they are looking for a ground (earth).

 

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53 minutes ago, Jim Cannon said:

Search this forum for a summary of the 3 interior courtesy and map light systems that you have in the car and which switches operate which. . . . . . .

Jim, FYI, that link in your signature block, Jim's 1963 Riviera, no longer works.

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11 hours ago, XframeFX said:

Jim, FYI, that link in your signature block, Jim's 1963 Riviera, no longer works.

 

Thanks. It appears the www.BuickStreet.com website has been hacked and replaced with garbage text and pages by some Russians. The words on the pages are some copy/paste of Russian stuff that was run through Google Translate to get English. Not my website, not my problem.

 

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