Originally Posted by oscarfrank
Just went and tried that and it did not make a difference. I do think that the tail gate is where I will start my invistigation. There might be something else related to the two switches back there.
Thanks for the suggestion.
I am having the exact same problem. I am not sure if it was after powerwashing my 1996 ZJ or not, but same symptoms. Seems to happen at weird times. It has come on when I was braking at a stop light, it has happened when I am making a right turn, and it has happened when the Jeep was sitting overnight in the driveway. Which of course killed my battery.
I ended up just pulling the fuse that runs the interior lights, but this has proven to be a pain in the butt since my wife likes to do her makeup in the Jeep on the way to the clubs on the weekends. So I put the fuse in and drive that way until we get to the club and then pull it back out. Of course, I recently forgot to take it out and went out to go to work the next morning and had a dead cell on my battery. I just replaced the battery and had to put on new terminals, so I am now looking to fix the problem.
If you found a resolution to this please post it here.