Question about 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

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...

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Jeep xj 2000 rear hatch light


each door has a switch. Cherokee. XJ. Gas not diesel, USA not export or police car.
test the switch that fails.
there are 2 ways.
any DMM on slow resistance ohms scale, called "continuity check"
or use live voltage checks.
many cars , the door closes and the voltage goes to 0volts.
alldata.com and the FSM show what to do, just read the book step by step.

seems the wiring to front dome is failing.
to find that use a schematic,.
this makes finding any electrical problem easy.
alldata. com and the FSM have that.

try here.
for free, posted 100s of times now. here.

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/knowledge-base/index.htm?utm_source=cj#service

all answer, USA , non export models. and never ever stated here by any poster. ever. 1` in 10,000?
click wiring
click PDF page.
233 the lamp page
as you can see the 2 lamps get power from the same fuse.
so that path is not bad.
as you can see only 1 lamp has a local ground (manual) switch.
all other lamps are in parallel and must all work in unison.
id say pin B is broken to lamp. sure would.

page 236 shows the lift gate switch and sure a heck, is 0v
closed, and yours works a, you said the other lamp works via this hatch. switch.
so the problem is above the lamp or any wire to pin B bad.

May 05, 2014 | 2001 Jeep Cherokee

1 Answer

Where do i find the switch for my read door light


that switch is inside the door on the left side of the bottom latch assembly on the left (passenger side) it's round and has one wire coming from it.
Providing we are talking about the rear hatch door.

Apr 19, 2010 | 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

The rear dome light will not turn off. Do you


The back hatch has a switch that is supposed to be turned off when the hatch is closed. The switch could be stuck or the hatch not hitting it right. You could just take the bulb out.

Jan 16, 2010 | 2005 Jeep Liberty

1 Answer

My rear lights and brake lights do not work. Turn,


well first check all fuse make sure builbs are good this jeep has bcm on the back fuse panel they are very commen to have issue you can try to see if local shop can reprogram this or it may be bad hope this helps

Sep 28, 2009 | 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Blowing dome light and rear wiper fuse.


Sounds like a dead short to me. You will need to find a wiring diagram for this one. Without it, I'd start by unpluging the motor and the light one at a time. Another good place to check is at the rear hatch, where the wiring harness enters the hatch, this is a common area for broken/shorted wires.Check that and let me know, I'll help how I can.
Good luck

Jan 18, 2009 | 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

96 Jeep GC Draining battery


I couldn't get my inside lights to go out at all which drained the battery. I ended up taking out the fuse. It works but I have no inside lights (dome, etc) now.

Jan 08, 2009 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

1994 jeep cherokee sport, rear dome light will not come on when hatchback is opened. Works fine if I switch on all dome lights (front & rear) via turning headlight switch. I am assuming there is some...


Look for a button like thing sticking out of frame where door closes, or even on door frame for same. May even look like a wedge shaped black button, spring loaded, try moving it to see. That will be your switch that turns on the light when open.

Dec 29, 2008 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Dome lights intermittently flash on and off in a 1996 Jeep


If it has automatic or a domelight that stays on for a while after you shut the door is on a timer relay and that is probably getting bad. As far as the door ajar message there is a switch in the door jam, look and see if you see it. Take wd40 and try to soak the switch try to get it inside the switch.If its incorporated in the door latch spray back inside the door latch real good. Open and close the door several times and see if it works then.

Nov 24, 2008 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Rear lights wont turn on when headlights are on, rear door and window wont open


1st u have to take off the rear stop light & clean the jackfish after put it back 7 FOR TH E INSIDE LIGHT press the light before u open the door & contact me on eliezein@hotmail.com coz i have the same jeep & it was the same problem

Oct 24, 2008 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

94 jeep won't start


have you tried manually unlocking the hatch to reset the security
system?? My 94 grand cherokee limited did not have a key pad to turn system on/off...i have reset it by turning the key in the rear hatch lock to the left twice...see if this works. - SmokeWrench

Aug 04, 2008 | 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Logo

340 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jeep Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61037 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Jeep Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...