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Old 08-29-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Door strip lights stuck "on".

Went on a camping trip and my door strip lights stuck on. For the trip home I had to pull the fuse. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:10 PM   #2
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Would be easier to help with a little more info. Door strip lights, on YEAR,MAKE. MODEL, of vehicle. Camper, motor home, tow vehicle? Even harder to determine since you posted under General Community Discussions.
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:32 PM   #3
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Would be easier to help with a little more info. Door strip lights, on YEAR,MAKE. MODEL, of vehicle. Camper, motor home, tow vehicle? Even harder to determine since you posted under General Community Discussions.
Think OP is talking about the add on led strip lights, but it is a little sketchy on details.
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:21 PM   #4
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Sorry guys, it is a Cherokee Grey Wolf 21rr and it came from the factory with a light strip under the door inside and out. When you open the door the lights come on so you don't trip. When you close the door they are supposed to go out. I believe they may be tied into the keyless entry system. At the bottom of the door are two spring loaded contacts. I believe they carry the electricity to the keyless door lock. When the door is open there is no power to the door lock but opening the door apparently turns on the lights. Hope this makes sense.
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:23 PM   #5
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It's a 2012, was not sure where to put this. Thanks, Mike
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:25 PM   #6
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Is there any other switch that hits the door jamb when opening and shutting much like a switch a car would have for the dome light?
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:06 PM   #7
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Is there any other switch that hits the door jamb when opening and shutting much like a switch a car would have for the dome light?
No, just the one switch. Interestingly though, if I mess with the switch(take it off and put it back or sometimes just snap the contacts) it will work for a time or two. But it always goes back to staying on.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:28 PM   #8
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Have you found a solution yet? Our 2013 Cherokee Grey Wolf 26 bh developed the same problem last week after a rain storm. The lights stay on continuously. The door switch appears to control both the lights and the key less entry lock.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:54 PM   #9
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I had the same problem with my 2013 Grey Wolf 28BH. The wires behind the two pronged pressure switch in the door jamb are shorting against the aluminum door frame. To solve the problem I put shrink tubing on the leads and the wires really thick. then I paid attention to the holes through the door jamb and saw that the factory left major burrs on the holes and didn't drill them in quite the right place where it wouldn't touch the wires. I got out my files and widened the holes making sure there were no burrs left to snag anything. Then I split some shrink tubing and used electrical tape to insulate the holes. Once I put everything back together it hasn't given me another problem. That was three months ago and we're full timing so the door gets a lot of use.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:24 PM   #10
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This happened on my 25RR. I was betting I wasn't the only guy that experienced this. Thanks jtrader for the info on what you did to fix it.
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