2011 Soul map lights - don't turn on when opening door

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    2011 Soul map lights - don't turn on when opening door

    I have searched all over for a resolution on this:

    When I open the door, my map lights do not come on. The map lights will turn on when you press them (either driver or passenger) but won't come on when opening a door. The "door" button doesn't make a difference, whether it's pushed in "on" or not. The done light does come on when opening a door. I have Googled this and in another Kia model, it appears they replaced a diode in the wiring near the drivers door kick panel, but I could find no information on a Soul.

    Does anyone have an idea? I'm sure I'm not the only one having this issue.

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    make sure that the control buttons in the door frames are not stuck and retract in and out with no problem.
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    You don't tell us what car you have, year or trim. The Gen 1 is different than the Gen 2. It would help to know which you have. Last time I had this problem on the Gen 1 it was the "DOOR" switch in the overhead.
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    Shaggy his thread title says "2011 Soul"
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    Quote Originally Posted by conwelpic View Post
    Shaggy his thread title says "2011 Soul"
    Blast you are right, I must be going blind. So the response was correct, "DOOR" switch.
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    The dome light comes on when you open a door (any of them), so i assume the switches on the doors are fine.

    I guess it could be the "door" switch by the map lights, the button moves in/out, it kind of goes in further, then you push it and it comes out a bit.

    I guess it could be the switch, any idea of how to check it? How do I remove it from the headliner?

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