Intermittent electrical problem 2002 Jeep Liberty

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#1

About a half-dozen times in the past 2 weeks, the interior lights of my 2002 Jeep Liberty have gone on (the 2 over the rear view mirror and the one in the back tail gate). Nothing I do turns them off. They just eventually go off as mysteriously as they came on.



This is obviously a wiring issue but before I take it in, I’d like to have an idea as to where most likely the issue is.



Anyone have any ideas?


#2

You should have your owners manual eh?

Check the fuse/relay spec section and see if there is a relay in the interior light dimmer switch circuit.

Lastly, a bad ground connection.

Also, you could have a faulty rheostat in that same switch.

Another suspect may be a fault in an associated circuit.
Is there something else operating on the same circuit?


#3

Thanks!


#4

I had a similar problem in a Volvo. It seems that the passenger rear door wasn’t latching completely, allowing the lights to come on under certain circumstances. Adjusted the door latch and haven’t had a problem since.


#5

I had the same problem on my Ford Ranger and all it was was the door switchs that suppose to turn your overhead lights on when you open the doors. I would first check the drivers side switch. All these switches do is complete the circut to ground.


#6

I have the same problem with my 2002 liberty. It’s somehow connected to the turn signal. Mine comes on when I use it. Jiggling the turn signal turns it off.


#7

I own a 2002 Liberty and have also experienced this exact same issue. I’ve had a difficult time trying to correlate actions that trigger the interior lights going on, but it seems to happen when making a turn or taking a curve. I’m not sure if the turn signal has anything to do with it, but the suggestions about a door latch being loose makes a lot of sense. I’m going to look into that.


#8

I also own a 2002 Liberty. I have had the exact same problem. When I asked the dealer about it they told me it was the multifunction switch that needed replacing. however i dont know using the signal while going around a curve or taking a turn can create this problem. Any one get any resolution?


#9

I have noticed the same problem. With so many people experiencing this why hasn’t or has the company put in a recall to fix the problem.