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Cargo light not reacting to doors

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#1 OFFLINE   cilynx


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  • Current Vehicle:2008 Escape HEV

Posted 05 June 2015 - 05:11 PM

Everything was working fine until I decided to upgrade... =)


...my interior lights to LED.  Everything went well until I was fumbling to seat the cargo bulb in the dark and accidentally shorted the copper spring contact to the grounded bulb-holder while in the DOOR switch position.  I saw a spark and now the cargo light does not come on when the doors are open.


All of the other lights come on when any door is open, so I know the door switches are still good.


The cargo light comes on when switched to ON, so I know that ground and the bulb are good.


I tested the DOOR power rail with a multimeter and replaced the bulb with a standard bulb for testing to rule out an LED polarity issue.


It is my understanding that all of the interior lights are on the same fuse and all of the fuses in the underhood fusebox test out good anyway.


Does anyone know where the DOOR power rail goes after it disappears into the harness in the ceiling?  I'd like to trace it back until I can find a fried wire that burned open (likely), a fuse I don't know about (likely), or a fried wire that shorted itself to ground (less likely because I don't have any other symptoms).


Thanks in advance!



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