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post #1 of 6 Old 02-13-2017, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Question Rear Latch Window Switch Replacement

My 2012 Grand Cherokee's rear hatch window switch has stopped working. If you keep pressing and pressing it finally works, but that can be aggravating.

I went to my Jeep dealer and ordered the switch, but when I got home I popped the rubber "boot" off the switch, but I cannot figure out how to get the old switch out.

Does anyone have any hints?


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post #2 of 6 Old 02-13-2017, 04:10 PM
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There was a thread on this a month or so, I'll try to look for it. You may need to remove the so called lamp bar to get at the switch catches, I think. You have to remove the interior gate trim to get at the 4 or 5 screws that hold the bar to the gate. But my memory is fading.

I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory;
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There was a thread on this a month or so, I'll try to look for it. You may need to remove the so called lamp bar to get at the switch catches, I think. You have to remove the interior gate trim to get at the 4 or 5 screws that hold the bar to the gate. But my memory is fading.
Thanks for the quick reply.

I will await and see if you find the thread.

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post #4 of 6 Old 02-26-2017, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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I found it!

To remove and replace the rear hatch window switch is a fairly easy job to do. I thought I was going to have to pull the inside trim of the hatch off to do it, but that wasn't the case.

The switch is a pry out / push in install.

On the RIGHT side of the switch, pry the rubber seal off until you can get a SMALL screwdriver between the switch and the hole to release the plastic catch.

Unplug old switch wiring and plug new switch into wiring.

Then the LEFT side must of in first (plastic tab points into the hole) and then just press up and the plastic latch will "click" so you know it's in.

Total time, 5 minutes!




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post #5 of 6 Old 02-26-2017, 02:48 PM
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Good find, thanks for the update.

I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory;
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-28-2017, 06:33 AM
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Yes, great info. I pictured a much more involved repair. Thanks.........
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