Weird issue with the rear cargo area dome light on my '88 wagon.
--Light lever flipped forward, light is permanently on. Check, works correct.
--Light lever in middle, no light gate (hatch) open or closed. Check, works correct.
--Light lever flipped to rear....Light comes on and stays on with gate closed, turns off 2-3 seconds after opening gate and releasing handle. NOT correct.
Like the main dome light when it's set to work off the door switches, in that rear position the light should (unless there is some bizarre logic here) be ON with the gate open but OFF with the gate shut. Not the other way round as mine is doing.
I removed the gate latch assembly, which is where the switch is located that works the light when it is set to open=on/closed=off, but there is no way to actually get to the switch (whole latch actuator assembly riveted together around switch), I even tried swapping the two wires around....No bueno.
Anyone else ever seen this happen with the rear gate/cargo light? I think the switch in the latch assembly is somehow internally screwed up, though I don't see how it could magically reverse it's operating mode.
Edited by SmashedGlass, 04 June 2014 - 09:31 PM.