I have a 96 Plymouth voyager with one of the stupid delay dome lights. I have never understood what they were thinking when then made those delays. I have never seen the point. When I shut my door, I want the dome light to go off. Period! Having that delay does not accomplish anything. It's not lighting my sidewalk outside the car.
What's really bad is that the switch has several settings. All the say UP leaves the dome light on permamently, which means I will have a dead battery the next day. All the way DOWN shuts off the dome light completely, so when I go back to my car in the dark, I am greeted with no dome light at all. Then there are two or three settings in between that vary the delay effect, and at least one of them leaves the dome light on for a long time, draining my battery.
Of course there is no way to know which setting is in use on that switch, without turning it and trying to feel which setting is in use. When I shut my car door and that light stays on, I am not going to stand there waiting to make sure it shuts off. That leaces me one choice. Tuen the knob to the bottom, meaning the light goes off immediately, with the car door still open.
When I have both hands full of store bags or other things, I cant manuver that switch. If I shut the light off first at night, I cant see what bags or items I am grabbing. And also in that OFF position, when I return to my car in the dark, and open my door, there is no light at all to see what I am doing.
The bottom line is: IT'S A PAIN IN THE ASS.
All I want is the old standard dome light, when I shut the door, the light goes off and when I open it, the light comes on.
Has anyone on here disabled one of these? Where is the delay device? Is it possible to disable the delay functions and still retain normal door switch operation, or does it require extensive rewiring, new switches, and so on?