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Grand Cherokee Interior lights stay on

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1) I have a 1996 G/Cherokee, and the interior lights, which come on when the enter button on the remote is pushed, stay on and do not extinguish after (+/- 30 seconds?)
2) The electronic's seem to be very suceptable to other manufacturer's remote controls. When parked in a mall parking area, I have to always reset the electrical system in order to regain the function of my electrical mirrors and windows. - Of late I have to reset in order to acheive Starting - when really influenced by a lot of other remote control's. The most important tool in my Cherokee is the 13 Spanner - Used to reset the electrical system (Battery negative undone and reset) Always works!
3) Cannot use the SET switches on the drivers console to anything than the default I bought it as. ie cannot set seat and mirrors to any other default setting.

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  • pierre65 Jan 14, 2009

    I had the exact same problem with the interior lights staying on. I figured BCM (body control module) and swapped it out to no avail. Finally broke down and had it fixed at an electrical specialty shop. $250 later it was all better - they identified the problem as a short in a module connector under the dash. Also, I agree with the other post that said watch out for the rear hatch light.

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I don't know about the remote hand held key problem but concerning the light staying on...Try... turning off the rear dome light by pushing up on the fixture... it may have been accidently activated when loading stuff in the rear.

The rear dome light has a option feature that allows you to turn on/off interior lighting while loading cargo at night.

Good luck

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  • NICK Dec 25, 2012

    it worked, thank you

  • NICK Dec 25, 2012

    It was rear dome light

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Thank you. It drove me nuts for a 3 hour trip.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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