Dome lights don't work all of a sudden???

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  1. gertsprius

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    I just noticed this last night since it was dark. all of the dome lights do not work. when you move the switch, nothing, when you click the light in front to turn it on, nothing. Did the fuse blow? Did all the Bulbs go out at the same time?

    The shifter light works still so I don't know if its the fuse.... Any ideas?
     
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    Did you Check for blown fuse or bulbs?
     
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    Not yet... LOL
    I noticed it when I was leaving a friends house late and I just got up this morning and shot off to work. I will check this afternoon.

    How does one get to the bulbs in the lights?
     
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    That’s one hella of lady friend ya got (y)
     
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    not likely the bulbs, i would check the fuse first
     
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    The $64 question (or more like $6400, at Toyota's wire harness prices) is, if you check the fuse first and find it blown, what's your next move?
     
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    Replace the fuse, I would imagine.
     
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    That's an answer I see a lot. It's amazing how few people answer "find out why the fuse blew, and be sure not to install another fuse there until whatever that problem was has been fixed." But the ones who give the second answer are the ones thinking ahead.
     
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    I think the correct answer is to install another fuse. If it doesn't blow, you're set. If it does, then figure out why.

    Fuses age, they may have variability in their setting, the system could have had an unusual momentary current, etc. If you replace the fuse, the new one will provide the same protection the first one did, and if there is a fault it will blow as well. Sometimes fuses blow and you never figure out why.
     
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    I checked the fuse that was marked "DOME", it was not blown. Another option dawned on me, I had my armrest repaired and the mechanic broke the puddle light connector so the wires are taped off. I was thinking that that could be causing the issue... thoughts?
     
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    It's on the circuit, and my puddle light socket blows the dome fuse very easily when disturbed in any manner.
     
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    The fuse isn't blown though. That is what it stumping me
     
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    Bulb?
     
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    All at once though? Unless they all shorted out.
     
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    Smart People is it possible the taped off wires are having the effect of a pulled fuse? When the mechanic breaks the connector and tapes off the wires the circuit is now open?
     
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