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I have a 1994 chevy corsica and my dome light stays on (can't switch it off) and my doors does not automatically lock when I shift to drive and the chime noise does not go off unless i take out the fuse for the dome light/audioble warning system..


Has an “After Market” remote

Has an “After Market” remote door lock system been installed in your car? If so, that could be the problem. Disconnect it and see if the problem clears. The same is true about an “After Market” alarm system that operates the door locks. Check the switches in the door pillars. If they are rusted and not operating smoothly they won’t (MAKE OR BREAK) the circuit. If the switches check out, then check the electrical switches in the body lock at each door. Know that to do that the inner door panels must be removed.

here's a bulletinon lights

here's a bulletinon lights staying on, it may or may not be your concern, check it out and let us know.

Interior - Lights Remain On/Battery Becomes Rundown

File In Section: 8 - Chassis/Body Electrical

Bulletin No.: 43-81-01B

Date: September, 1995

Subject:
Battery Rundown/Interior Lights Remain On
(Diagnostic Check/Replace Door Handle Switch)

Models: 1992-94 Chevrolet Cavalier
1994 Chevrolet Corsica, Beretta
1992-94 Pontiac Sunbird

This bulletin is being revised to update the correction procedure and parts and warranty information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 43-81-01A (Section 8 - Chassis/Body Electrical).

Condition

Some owners may experience interior lights staying "ON" after all doors are closed and after the Multi-Function Alarm Module's inadvertent lighting function has timed out, causing battery rundown. In the Corsica/Beretta, the Multi-Function Alarm Module will automatically turn off the interior lights after 20 minutes. The Cavalier and Sunbird's interior lights will continue to light indefinitely.

Cause

The LH and/or RH front door handle switch(es) may be providing a resistive path to ground which may cause the Multi-Function Alarm Module to sense that the door(s) are falsely open.

Correction

Follow the diagnostic procedure as listed below. If a resistance other than the specified value registers during testing, replace the malfunctioning door handle switch, (see P/N chart). Continue through the entire test to check that both the RH and LH door handle switches are functioning properly.

1. Disconnect the Multi-Function Alarm Module.

2. With the LH front door open, measure the resistance from:

Term "J" to Term "P" (J Car)

CONN C1, Term "H" to CONN C2, Term "E" (L Car)

Resistance should be between 0 - 0.5 Ohms.

3. With the LH front door closed, measure the resistance from:

Term "J" to Term "P" (J Car)

CONN C1, Term "H" to CONN C2, Term "E" (L Car)

Resistance should be > 30 Mega Ohms.

4. With the RH front door open, measure the resistance from:

Term "K" to Term "P" (J Car)

CONN C1, Term "G" to CONN C2, Term "E" (L Car)

Resistance should be between 0 - 0.5 Ohms.

5. With the RH front door closed, measure the resistance from:

Term "K" to Term "P" (J Car)

CONN C1, Term "G" to CONN 02, Term "E" (L Car)

Resistance should be > 30 Mega Ohms.

The problem first occured

The problem first occured when my dad cut the original radio wiring harness off instead of getting a aftermarket harness to put a aftermarket radio in.... He did the same thing to my friends corsica and it reacted the same way.... And yes i have an alarm system but this was way before i had the alarm system.... Could it be the ecu under the hood behind the firewall??

Leando, NOT AN "ECU"

Leando,

NOT AN "ECU" ISSUE.

YOU ANSWERED YOUR OWN QUESTION WITHOUT EVEN REALIZING IT. ESPECIALLY SINCE THE (SAME ISSUE) TOOK PLACE IN (TWO CARS).

Have your father restore the radio harness (BACK) to it's (ORIGINAL) "OE Configuration". Then have your father use the (CORRECT) wire harness adaptor to (REINSTALL) the radio. Post the results.

I already wired it the

I already wired it the original way... I even tryed taking the radio out nothing happened... If I put the fuse in the interior light comes on along with the chime noise... After about three minutes the interior light turns off then i could switch it on and off but the chime noise still goes on... When i start the car the light will then stay on and the chime noise beeps about four times then goes off... What ever this is it's tied in with my abs system... When the problem first initiated the abs light always stayed on and also the doors stop automatically locking when i shift to drive... My instructor said something about a timer under the dash somewhere possibly could be the problem if so what is it called?? If not what could possibly be the solution to the problem?

best cure is to do what ASE

best cure is to do what ASE MASTER suggests. Tracing the wires to see which wire is the problem will take too long and still may not fit the entire problem. Check with a junkyard for a factory harness if you've discarded the old one.

maybe the radio should be

maybe the radio should be unwired and see if the problem goes away?

I already went to a junkyard

I already went to a junkyard and wired it back to it's original condition and then i wired it the right way with a aftermarket wire harness...... My instructor at my school said something about a timer under the dash some where that might of fried.... It's not the switch cause after about three minutes the light goes off and then i could switch the light on and off but the chime noise still be going on... When i start the car the chime noise beeps about four times then stop but the interior light stays on and don't go off... What ever this is it cause's my abs light in the dash to stay on and doors does not automatically lock when i shift to drive... To disable this problem i have to take out the fuse but the abs light stay's on whitch indicates that my abs system does not work.... What could be the solution to these problems??

Leando, Take a look at my

Leando,

Take a look at my first posting. Read what I wrote about the "Switches". Tell us what you have "Ruled Out" in those terms.? From there tell us if you applied the "TSB" that was posted for you? If you (HAVE NOT) neither, then that is your (MISTAKE). Apply both. Then tell us what happens.

use a test light to check the

use a test light to check the door switches yo be sure that they turn off when the door is closed (may have to remove them to access the rear of the switch).

oops, guess i already posted

oops, guess i already posted bulletin

Just a reminder. Don't forget

Just a reminder. Don't forget about the (SWITCHES) in the door handles as well.

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