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Unread 04-19-2013, 08:40 AM   #1
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Interior light issue

Good Morning forum!

I started up the jeep and everything was great. I pulled out of my parking space and the interior light flashed on for a second. Thought to myself "hmmmm, that's strange." Drove forward a little and nothing happened. I turned and they flashed off and on again. So I messed with the slider switch thinking it was acting funny. Drove a little further, turned again and they flashed off and on again. I moved the slider again, and tilted the steering wheel in a new position. It has not happened again, so far.

Any suggestions? Fuse? Short somewhere?


1998 Grand Cherokee Laredo L6 4.0
192,000 miles.


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Unread 04-20-2013, 12:20 AM   #2
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Check ajar switches for doors, liftgate, and liftglass. May be bad of out of adjustment.
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Unread 04-20-2013, 08:13 AM   #3
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I had this same problem on my jeep. There is two common causes. One, which is the most likely, is the button that tells the jeep that the door is closed. It's on the inside of the door frame near the latch that the door locks onto. It sometimes causes a dent from being opened and closed so much. Because of the dent the button isn't properly depressed and when you go around a corner the door shifts just enough to make the jeep think the door is open for a second. The second cause is that you may need door pins. If your door pops and jumps when you close it this could be the problem as well. I'm going to say that your issue is probably the first issue or maybe a combination of the two.
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