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post #1 of 5 Old 05-19-2012, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Is there a way to turn them off with the rear hatch open? Do they just go off?
I need to keep hatch open at herding trials with dogs in their crates.


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post #2 of 5 Old 05-19-2012, 11:01 AM
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Is there a way to turn them off with the rear hatch open? Do they just go off?
I need to keep hatch open at herding trials with dogs in their crates.


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Can't u just turn the dial down? Te one down and to left of steering wheel

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Do they time out? I noticed while replacing my radio in the dark, that if I turned the cabin lights on with the dimmer dial, the lights automatically shut off after some time. I had to keep opening the door to get them back on, or flipping the dial off and back on.

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Interior lights

from the owner's manual:

Interior Lights
Courtesy and dome lights are turned on when the front
doors are opened, when the dimmer control (rotating
wheel on the right side of the headlight switch) is rotated
to the its farthest upward position, or if equipped, when
the UNLOCK button is pressed on the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter. When a door is open and the
interior lights are on, rotating the dimmer control all the
way down, to the OFF detent, will cause all the interior
lights to go out. This is also known as the “Party” mode
because it allows the doors to stay open for extended
periods of time without discharging the vehicle’s battery.

The brightness of the instrument panel lighting can be
regulated by rotating the dimmer control up (brighter) or
down (dimmer). When the headlights are on you can
supplement the brightness of the odometer, trip odometer,
radio and overhead console by rotating the control
to its farthest position up until you hear a click. This
feature is termed the “Parade” mode and is useful when
headlights are required during the day.
Lights-On Reminder
If the headlights, parking lights, or cargo lights are left on
after the ignition is turned OFF, a chime will sound when
the driver’s door is opened.

Battery Saver
To protect the life of your vehicle’s battery, load shedding
is provided for both the interior and exterior lights.
If the ignition is OFF and any door is left ajar for
10 minutes or the dimmer control is rotated all the way
up to the dome ON position for 10 minutes, the interior
lights will automatically turn off.

If the headlights remain on while the ignition is cycled
OFF, the exterior lights will automatically turn off after
eight minutes. If the headlights are turned on and left on
for eight minutes while the ignition is OFF, the exterior
lights will automatically turn off.
NOTE: Battery saver mode is cancelled if the ignition is
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cargo lights

Is there a way to turn on the cargo lights and have them stay on for an extended period of time? The owner's manual seems to suggest that this is not possible because of load-shedding.

I'd like to have a way to have them on while I get items out of the cargo area at night.

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