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Unread 12-06-2008, 11:27 AM   #1
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Gate Warning Light Malfunction

I have owned my patriot for 14 months. The warranty has just expired and my gate warning indicator stays on and the interior lights stay on. Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone know if there is any way I could fix this problem myself, or will I have to bring it in to the dealer?

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Unread 12-07-2008, 11:15 AM   #2
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My first thought was do you have an ice jam that keeps the lift gate from closing completely? If you've already checked for that then does your rear wiper still work? How about your rear defrost, license plate light, high mount stop light and rear speaker (if equipped)?

If those are OK them you can assume that the problem is not in the main harness that comes in on the upper drivers side of the roof and door. This would isolate it to the C1 & C2 connectors that are inside the rear panel and attached to the latch mechanism. Maybe they weren't seated properly and finally came loose with the mileage that you've put on.

The lift gate reading as being open would keep your dome light on. These checks would be a DIY otherwise it may take a trip to the dealer. Let us know how you come out.

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