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Old 27 May 2003, 04:31 pm
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Default Hatch no longer turns inside lights on

Is it just me, or do the 2001 and 2002 models turn the interior lights on when the rear hatch is opened?

I remember my 2002 TE would turn them on when I opened the hatch. Now, on the 2003, I have to either open a door or turn them on at the stalk.

If DC has stooped this low, it is not in the interest of saving a buck; it has to be them trying to find the breaking point.

The door (and hatch) sensors/switches "ride the buss"; they are connected into one of the many computer modules or routers that are incorporated in the Cruiser's electronice. The dash tells if one of them isn't shut; meaning the signal needed to turn on the light arrives at the same place that the signals for the other 4 doors do. Same deal for the security system and auto door lock controller.

What could possibly be gained by Chrysler for them to have to revise the firmware, re-tool, or pay a contractor to redesign a sensor, router or computer to ignore the rear hatch sensor in the interior lighting circuit?

I had better look again; they may have omitted the rear hatch sensor. If that is the case, there is another maajor safety issue...
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Old 27 May 2003, 05:51 pm
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I just tried my 03 GT. The dome goes on when I open the hatch (with all doors closed).

Are you sure your light dimmer switch on the turn-signal stalk isn't set to off?
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Old 27 May 2003, 10:35 pm
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Mine comes on also
It\'s gone but not forgotten. Still love the Cruiser but my heart got stolen buy a Ruby Red 05 Legacy GT!
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Old 28 May 2003, 12:17 pm
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So does mine. Maybe it is a bad switch or wiring problem?[:I]
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