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wagon rear hatch position sensor

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#1 Jeff88DL


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:52 AM

I just replaced my very rusty rear door/hatch on my wagon '92 wagon with a mint condition hatch from an '86. Everything lined up fine including the wiring, locks, struts, weather stripping etc. The wind deflector mounting holes were off by 1/2" its pretty much the only difference.

The only problem is my dash light is on indicating the hatch is open when its closed. Its a bit annoying while driving at night, also the cabin light stays on!

If anyone knows where the sensor is located, it would help me out a ton!



#2 Jeff88DL


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:58 PM

Found it. 2 wires going to the latch mechanism behind the trim. I just cut them and now there is no more dash light indication. Not ideal, but I'm happy. Conversation with myself. End of thread.

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 06:45 PM


I just found your post, mine was doing the same thing and the Chiltons manual was no help. I had pulled the trim panel but was not sure what to check. I will unplug it, thanks for the post.


#4 Gloyale


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Posted 20 May 2015 - 11:46 AM

The switch is in the latch.  Remove latch and clean switch usually solves issues. 


If not replace latch.

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