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Ralph Wiggum

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I'm having an issue with my rear dome light in my 2001 Toyota Sequoia. This is the overhead light in the rear cargo area. The light works if I turn the switch on manually. It also works if I open any of the passenger doors. It has quit working when I open the rear lift gate, though. I've searched all around the door jamb and cannot locate the switch that should operate the light.

Any ideas?

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Funny this should come up, I had the same issue last year with the same year and model SUV. It would turn on manually but would not work with the rear hatch. I fiddled with the switch/light location on the ceiling of the truck replaced the lamp and it has worked like a charm every since.

Good luck.

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I believe the switch is part of or attatched to the latch on those. It may be possible to spray a little lube in the latch area to see if it freese up. Should be a red wire and a black w/ white wire going to it.

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I believe the switch is part of or attatched to the latch on those. It may be possible to spray a little lube in the latch area to see if it freese up. Should be a red wire and a black w/ white wire going to it.

Thanks, Airjer. That was my thought. I did spray a bit of lube in there. Might have to do a little more investigation on that. Unfortunately, I just put the door innards back together frown

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