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Help with minor but disabling electrical problem

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Even the base 92 Regal coupe has the dashboard lights that stay on for 30 seconds

after you shut the doors.

Tonight, after going into Borders for an hour, I noticed the dash lights were still on when I got back to the parked car. When I got home, they failed to go off after 30 seconds. I fiddled with various controls to no avail.

Come to think of it, about 2 months ago, driving through a forested area in the middle of the day, the dash lights came on and I DO NOT have the twilight sentinel option, so no automatic lights (it's a 92), but this never happened again until tonight.

I have to get to work tomorrow, so I pulled the fuse and it's a temporary fix.

HELP...what or where is the device that regulates this 30 second timing for the dash lights and is it a reasonably easy fix? Have you heard of this problem?

Sidebar: the console shifter light is on the same fuse and several years ago it went out, probably because of the soft drinks that have splashed down into shift area.

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Most likely controlled by the box known as the "multifunction alarm module" or "convenience center" which is basically the chime unit and a cluster of relays in one unit. I assume the door jamb switches work correctly, right?

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Most likely controlled by the box known as the "multifunction alarm module" or "convenience center" which is basically the chime unit and a cluster of relays in one unit. I assume the door jamb switches work correctly, right?

Yes, the door jamb switches work. The convenience center, under the dash, has a lot of things attached to it. Is it just one piece of it that plugs in? I hope so.

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More or less yes, its normally just one big module. I'd say its either that, or you've got a wire nicked and its shorting out to ground and connecting the power, keeping the lights on.

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