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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-10-2017, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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I recently purchased a 2011 Jeep Patriot 5 speed manual with the intention of teaching my young daughters how to drive a stick.
This is my first Jeep as an owner and so far I love it. I have one issue where the rear gate, when open, does not show that its ajar and the dome light does not come on. Will try and see what I can find out about it but otherwise I enjoy driving it.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-10-2017, 02:48 PM
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I'd start with a fuse. After that it could be a wiring problem in that part of the vehicle.

And welcome! Hope your daughter enjoys her Patriot.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-10-2017, 03:19 PM
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I'd start with checking the switch at the rear gate that tells the computer whether the door is open or closed.

And the Jeep is his.....and there is more than one daughter....and he wants to teach them how to drive a manual with his Jeep.

It's all right there....
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Gotta figure one of them will end up with it. Then again, I had my eye on my Dad's Dodge when I was in high school . . .
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-10-2017, 07:58 PM
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Just for $hits and giggles, try spraying the latch with WD-40 or the like.
That might free up the micro-switch built into the latch (if that is how it's made).

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