Is there a setting that will turn off interior lights left on in the back by my kids?!
I don't think what you've proposed will work. Assuming the whole thing is a circuit and the door being closed breaks the circuit adding power to one side won't work since there still won't be a complete circuit.I have been contemplating fixes for various deficiencies of the Ascent, this being one of them. I believe I have a solution, although unproven still (I haven’t metered the fusefor voltage when lights on and off, but it’s on my list of things to do). My idea is to add an ON-OFF-ON switch to the light circuit. In another subject regarding light fuses, someone identified the BACKUP fuse under the driver side dash as the one controlling the interior lights as well as some other functions. My plan is to remove the pin that supplies power and add the switch There as one of the ON supplies and jump another wire that supplies constant voltage regardless if the car is on or off or if the doors are open or closed to the other ON. If I’m wrong regarding the fusethen I’ll have to look at the wiring and backtrack the ground (meaning this is another switched ground like the fog light switch. If someone comprehends what I just explained and has the time, please test this and let us know your findings. Also, for people that do not have the ventilated front seats, I thought the empty tab next to the front heat seater button may be a good placefor the switch, or possibly one of the empty tabs to the left of the steering wheel. The second option having to run less wiring through the consoles.