Where is Dome Light Electronic Dimmer?

sebring

#1

On my 2004 Chrysler Sebring Covertible, the dome and interior lights no longer dim to off after the door is closed. This does not happen when it is cool. Its not a stuck switch. As an engineer I’m fairly certain that its a transistor breakdown in the electronic timer circuit. Where is this thing on that car? Thanks


#2

A Haynes manual should have a schematic but I don’t know that it will be to that level. I’d have thought it would be a simple cap discharging through a resistor, just based on the cost and the voltage, but then I’d just be guessing. Today’s cars have “body control modules” and it’s probably a chip in there somewhere. The Haynes schematic will probably only show the module.

But, then, I’m just guessing.


#3

If I could find the feature that dims the lights slowly in my Chevrolet Uplander, I would jerk it out and send it to you. IMHO, this is just one more thing to go wrong and I never figured out the purpose anyway. The strippo cars I used to own didn’t even have door switches to turn the interior lights on and off and I got along just fine.