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Old 03-17-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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Tailgate Open Doesn't Turn on Interior Lights

I have an '04 Sahara. I just noticed when the tailgate is open the interior lights DO NOT turn on. Should they?

I troubleshooted a little bit and when looking at the back with tailgate open the connections on the hinge side operate the center mount brake lamp. Is there a connection in the actual tailgate latch itself that is for turning on the interior lights when the gate is open? My next step is to spray silicone spray in the latch in case the switch is in there and is gummed up.

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Old 03-17-2010, 07:52 PM   #2
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Mine never did

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Old 03-17-2010, 07:53 PM   #3
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I do not think your back door will trigue the interior lights.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:58 PM   #4
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normal. you're troubleshooting and trying to fix something that's not broken.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:58 PM   #5
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I have an '04 Sahara. I just noticed when the tailgate is open the interior lights DO NOT turn on. Should they?
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:59 PM   #6
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Sweet. Thanks guys!!
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I wish they would come on when the gate is opened!
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:43 PM   #8
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I just stuck one of those tap lights on the inside rear roof of my Jeep. Works great. Although, mine is a hard top and it might take some fabbing to get one attached on a soft top.

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