Courtesy lights go on when I lift the door handle

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by mm, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. mm

    mm Guest

    My courtesy lights normally go on when I lift the door handle. That's
    good, but one of the switches is failing, and Chrysler has
    discontinued the part. It's part of the "illuminated entry" "system".

    I know they used it in high-end Chrysler leBaron's from at least 1988
    to 1995, but such cars are hard to find at junk yards, at least around

    It would help if I knew what other Chrysler products used this switch,
    and what years. Then I could look at them too when I saw them.

    Do you know?

    Do you want to sell any?

    I was in a junkyard last week that had '00 and '02 Chryslers, and a
    Sebring of unknown year, and none of them even had the place to attach
    this switch. (My '95 didn't come with the switches, but I had saved
    them when I scrapped my '88. They clipped in very easily, with
    plastic plugging into 2 1/8" holes, one that doesn't move and one that
    moves when one lifts the door latch. They are about 3 inches long and
    a half inch wide, with two electric wires coming out of them. But my
    switches are 18 years old, and one is getting dirty. I'd rather
    replace it than try to clean it. I have a radio whose keyboard I
    clean, and I have to do it every year or more often.)

    Besides turning the lights on, it's my first line of defense as part
    of the car's burglar alarm.

    Thanks a lot.

    If you are inclined to email me
    for some reason, remove NOPSAM :)
    mm, Dec 25, 2006
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  2. mm

    FeMaster Guest

    Maybe if you tell us what your car is, we MIGHT be able to help you out...
    FeMaster, Dec 25, 2006
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