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Unread 01-17-2008, 07:42 PM   #1
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Rear Dome light – some Exports

Here's a favorite complaint of many that Jeep could add to the standard equipment as just the light only!


An Intrusion Transceiver Module (ITM) is part of the export premium version of the Vehicle Theft Alarm (VTA) in the Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS). The export premium version of the VTA is only available in vehicles built for certain markets, where the additional features offered by this system are required. The ITM is integral to the rear dome lamp housing (1) located in the passenger compartment, on the lower surface of the headliner near the center of the vehicle. The ITM is designed to provide interior motion detection, and serve as an interface between the ElectroMechanical Instrument Cluster (EMIC) (also known as the Cab Compartment Node/CCN) and the alarm siren module.

The ITM is concealed within the dome lamp housing. Only the black grilled openings (4) for the ITM ultrasonic transmitter and receiver are visible on the outside of the housing, one each ahead and behind the dome lamp lens (3). The entire module is secured to the headliner by a fixed retainer (5) integral to the left side of the housing and a hinged retainer (2) on the right side that is integral to the dome lamp lens. A notch (6) in the housing at the left edge of the lens affords access for service removal.

Concealed within the housing is the electronic circuitry of the ITM which includes a microprocessor, and the ultrasonic transmit and receive transducers. A molded plastic connector receptacle on the circuit board is connected to the vehicle electrical system by a dedicated take out and connector of the headliner wire harness that is integral to the headliner.
The ITM unit cannot be adjusted or repaired and, if ineffective or damaged, it must be replaced. The dome lamp lens and bulb are available for separate service replacement.

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Unread 01-19-2008, 05:16 AM   #2
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yeah I sure wish the patriot had a dome light over the rear seats, seems stupid to need a flashlight to see stuff there.

guess thats why we have that removable flashlight in the rear dome light

however the 1st 3 things we put in the patriot was a good flashlight, 1st aid kit and fire extinguisher.. so we dont need to walk around the back and open the hatch for a flashlight, just reach in the center console. we did actually use the jeep flashlight at the beach at night though as a 2nd light.

I wonder how expensive just the housing is. but I also wonder how hard it would be to put in something like that, the side air bags are up in the headliner and I dont know if id want to mess with taking the headliner out.
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Unread 01-19-2008, 06:37 AM   #3
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Just a thought. I've been thinking about where to add some lighting back there. Maybe on the rear upper part of the console and in the forward side of the rear arm rest and wire them into the doors so that they would come on with the rest of the lighting as needed.

They factory could have added a dome light so easily but I personally don't like to pull headliners even without the sunroof so overhead is not on my list of options.
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