Question about the door switches that control interior lights.

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Where is the switch that turns on the interior lights when you open the rear lid ?
Mine need adjustment as the interior light comes on, as does the door agar indicator in the instrument panel when I'm moving and will go off and on... I cannot find the switch ! Is it in the lock/latch ?


I know what the door ones look like and where they are, but there is nothing like them on the rear hatch..

98 TLC
 
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I know I sound like a Noob, but for the life of me, I can't find how the rear lid turns on the interior light when you open the hatch !

Has anybody got the electrical repair manual to check the method used ?

Thanking you in advance !
 

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I am pretty sure it is built into the latch.

My test was to open the bottom gate and then close the top lid, and light still stays on. I don't see any visible pin switches.
 
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It is in the latch.

With the rear hatch open you can close the latch with a stick (or a pen or something) and the lights will turn off. Be sure to open the latch with the interior handle before you close the door.

This is a good trick if you want to leave your rear hatch open and not drain your battery.
 
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Thanks.. That's what I came up with.. The hatch has to be closed hard to get the latch to close firmly enough so the light doesn't go off and on going down the road.. I will check on adjusting the catch..
 
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