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      Well, after spending a few hours on these stupid map lights I finally came to a conclusion. It is the circuit board in the console creating my problem as I figured. Power is brought in from the fuse panel and "ground" is supplied via the printed circuit through the map light switches left and right. Oh well, I will have to wait and see if I can find a used one but I will price one at Ford for a good laugh.
      I can not see any way the map lights will come on with the doors open.....unlike the dome lights which do.
      There are no wires to make that happen.
       
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      My map lights do not come on with the doors open. My dome light does which is under the same lense. If I open my door, the dome light comes on. If I push the button for my map light it gets a little brighter.
       
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      They come on in my '99 when a door is opened.
       
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      Hi Robert,
      Thanks for the reply. Gee, I wonder if the 1995 limited is wired up differently??? I cannot see anyway for the map light bulb to come on with doors open..damm things never worked from day one. That is what is so fustrating. I have only owned her a week but trying to find out everything I can.
       
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      My maplight come on when the doors are opened on my '95 XLT.
       
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      OK, I just went out and removed my map light lense for the first time in the 5 years that I have owned it. The map lights and dome light uses the same bulbs. When I open my door, both map lights illuminate. If I close the door, the lights go out. If I push a map light buttin, the light for the button pressed will come on regardless of whether or not the door is open or closed.
       
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      Thanks for checking Robert!

      I'm not sure if mine got wired wrong or what but I still cannot see any wires that would head to the door switch. I just have one ground coming from compass and temp module and power from main source. Oh well, I know I need a new circuit board to go any further.
       
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      Don't you have a wire(s) that control the dimming of the compas/temp display when the trucks lights are on?
       
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      Hi Al,

      Yes, my compass and temp lights do dim with the headlights on. This would be accomplished thru that circuit board. I wish someone had a wiring diagram of this circuit to verify this.
       

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