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1994 jeep cherokee rear dome light problem

Rear dome light wont turn on when rear hatch is opened. Works fine if I turn on all dome lights via turning headlight knob. I am assuming a rear hatch electrical problem, but dont know what to look for... all wires and harnesses appear intact... I WD-40'd everything, but no fix.... this just started 2 weeks ago after the cold weather and some snow. Everything else works fine, all fuses fine...

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Check to see if you have inadvertantly hit the push switch on the rear dome lite. Click it once and try
your lites again..I had this happen on my 93 jeep and that was the problem.

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