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Old 09-16-2013, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default Courtesy/Interior Light relay location on 96 XJ Sport?

I am trying to locate the courtesy/interior light relay on my 96 Sport. It is not in the relay block under the steering column, nor in the power dist center over the right front wheel. I looked behind both front interior kick panels and nothing there (relays were there in AMC days). Can't here a click when operating door button switches. Real mystery. This model has no body control box like later Grand Cheros.

Searched all over the usual forums and found nothing that helped.

Stumped. Any help is appreciated.

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My '96 doesn't have a relay, but I do have a fuse under the dash.
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My '96 doesn't have a relay, but I do have a fuse under the dash.
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No relays, no BCM. Ground for the lights runs directly through the pin switches.
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Default Ground through pin switches

OK, thanks for the info. The schematics in the book I have do not show anything for interior lighting. It does seem odd that each switch is tasked with grounding the whole load of lighting.

I am trying to get the cargo dome switch to operate the interior lighting with the side doors closed. Issue must be something else.

Interior lights go on and off fine with side door and headlamp switch rotation. But the cargo dome switch seems to do nothing.

Still Stumpt.
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Check the rear dome light switch too? Or possibly the rear hatch switch. Mine was rusted and caused an inop in dome lights.
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Interior lights go on and off fine with side door and headlamp switch rotation. But the cargo dome switch seems to do nothing.

Still Stumpt.
My '96 is the same way. I think the button back there is bad, but not worth the time or $$ to change it.
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Default Cargo Dome Light Problem Solved

Cargo dome light switch did nothing. Turns out it is in series with the liftgate latch switch, which is grounds the interior lighting circuit. Liftgate switch was not functioning at all and leaving the light circuit open.

Fixed the bent part. All works fine now. Thanks for the help.

I would suggest anyone having issues with lights staying on check this item out. The interior panel on the liftgate needs to be removed. (Be prepared to use screws to reinstall, since removal seems to destroy the plastic nail holders.)
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