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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-22-05, 11:01 AM
jimbo
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Galaxy rear door problem..

Which is driving me mad !

Cannot get the interior lights to go off unless I really SLAM the door,

I have tried to grease everything I can - and I don't really want to slacken
off the floor keep/pin thing it locks into , in case the door rattles when
driving.

Anyone else had similar problems/advice ?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Jim




 
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-22-05, 12:01 PM
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Re: Galaxy rear door problem..

What freakin year?

And does it have a pillar switch? pull out on it .. it extends and self
adjusts when you close the door.

If it still doesnt turn off lights, it's broke

If you also have "door ajar" and car is mid-late nineties or newer... spray
lots wd-40 into door latching mech and work it.


"jimbo" <owl2@herandnow.com> wrote in message
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> Which is driving me mad !
>
> Cannot get the interior lights to go off unless I really SLAM the door,
>
> I have tried to grease everything I can - and I don't really want to

slacken
> off the floor keep/pin thing it locks into , in case the door rattles when
> driving.
>
> Anyone else had similar problems/advice ?
>
> Any help greatly appreciated.
>
> Jim
>
>



 
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-22-05, 12:01 PM
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Re: Galaxy rear door problem..

OOPs sorry..

2001 model.

Don't know what a pillar switch is - although there are 2 (looks
like )power sockets on the left hand side close to the floor ?

Thanks,

Jim


"Backyard Mechanic" <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote in message
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> What freakin year?
>
> And does it have a pillar switch? pull out on it .. it extends and self
> adjusts when you close the door.
>
> If it still doesnt turn off lights, it's broke
>
> If you also have "door ajar" and car is mid-late nineties or newer...
> spray
> lots wd-40 into door latching mech and work it.
>
>
> "jimbo" <owl2@herandnow.com> wrote in message
> news:pWt6f.9846$65.8497@newsfe6-win.ntli.net...
>> Which is driving me mad !
>>
>> Cannot get the interior lights to go off unless I really SLAM the door,
>>
>> I have tried to grease everything I can - and I don't really want to

> slacken
>> off the floor keep/pin thing it locks into , in case the door rattles
>> when
>> driving.
>>
>> Anyone else had similar problems/advice ?
>>
>> Any help greatly appreciated.
>>
>> Jim
>>
>>

>
>



 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-22-05, 05:01 PM
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Re: Galaxy rear door problem..


"jimbo" <owl2@herandnow.com> wrote in message
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> OOPs sorry..
>
> 2001 model.
>
> Don't know what a pillar switch is - although there are 2 (looks
> like )power sockets on the left hand side close to the floor ?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jim
>
>
> "Backyard Mechanic" <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote in message
> news:w6u6f.1055$jV2.403@newssvr17.news.prodigy.com...
>> What freakin year?
>>
>> And does it have a pillar switch? pull out on it .. it extends and self
>> adjusts when you close the door.
>>
>> If it still doesnt turn off lights, it's broke
>>
>> If you also have "door ajar" and car is mid-late nineties or newer...
>> spray
>> lots wd-40 into door latching mech and work it.
>>
>>

Read Above....lots o wd in latch like BM said (BM>>thats Backyard Mechanic
NOT Bowel Movement.:)


 
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-22-05, 08:01 PM
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Re: Galaxy rear door problem..

Though some consider... oh, never mind.
;)

"Shoe Salesman" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote

> >> lots wd-40 into door latching mech and work it.
> >>
> >>

> Read Above....lots o wd in latch like BM said (BM>>thats Backyard Mechanic
> NOT Bowel Movement.:)
>
>



 
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-23-05, 10:01 AM
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Re: Galaxy rear door problem..

Yep,tried the oil and grease - still got to kick the damn thing shut to put
the interior light out

had a good luck around and cannot find a switch !

yet all other interior lights have switches ?

VERY frustrating.

Jim


"Backyard Mechanic" <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote in message
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> Though some consider... oh, never mind.
> ;)
>
> "Shoe Salesman" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote
>
>> >> lots wd-40 into door latching mech and work it.
>> >>
>> >>

>> Read Above....lots o wd in latch like BM said (BM>>thats Backyard
>> Mechanic
>> NOT Bowel Movement.:)
>>
>>

>
>



 
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-23-05, 09:01 PM
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Re: Galaxy rear door problem..

Just so you understand, the WD 40 is to DISSOLVE dried grease deposits in
the latch-switch..

I wonder if someone didnt recently slim-jim that door? Is that possible?


"jimbo" <owl2@herandnow.com> wrote in message
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> Yep,tried the oil and grease - still got to kick the damn thing shut to

put
> the interior light out
>
> had a good luck around and cannot find a switch !
>
> yet all other interior lights have switches ?
>
> VERY frustrating.
>
> Jim




 
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