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Old 11-24-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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2012 hatch lights stay on

I've just discovered a new issue...

Just yesterday I noticed that the 2 cargo lamps in my hatch have decided to stay on constantly. I could see the glow just behind the rear seats. They even stay on after the car is off and locked..

I assume they'd turn off automatically after 20 mins or so with the power-shut off? I didn't stick around long enough to find out, but in the meantime I just unplugged both of them.

Anyone else have this problem? I can't find the switch that tells them to turn off either.

If it's an easy fix I'd just do it myself, such a small issue isn't worth a dealer trip just yet.


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Old 11-24-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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On the earlier models trunk lights were controlled by the switch at the latch, and if it didn't open/close completely you'd either not have a light or it would stay on until the timer shut it off... Lubrication might help, on my sedan I pull the emergency release when I open it & that helps it close properly as well after making sure it's open completely.

If you find you have a "door ajar" light when the hatch is closed it would point this way as well (my issue if it wasn't fully open before closing it).

Something you eventually would want a dealer fix on in a new car, just throwing out possibilities to help trace it down....
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I've just discovered a new issue...

Just yesterday I noticed that the 2 cargo lamps in my hatch have decided to stay on constantly. I could see the glow just behind the rear seats. They even stay on after the car is off and locked..

I assume they'd turn off automatically after 20 mins or so with the power-shut off? I didn't stick around long enough to find out, but in the meantime I just unplugged both of them.

Anyone else have this problem? I can't find the switch that tells them to turn off either.

If it's an easy fix I'd just do it myself, such a small issue isn't worth a dealer trip just yet.
Hi SydneyRoo,

Have your dealer check this out the next time you have an oil change or other scheduled maintenance visit. You'll save yourself an extra trip and get everything taken care of at one time. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to send me a PM.

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On the earlier models trunk lights were controlled by the switch at the latch, and if it didn't open/close completely you'd either not have a light or it would stay on until the timer shut it off... Lubrication might help, on my sedan I pull the emergency release when I open it & that helps it close properly as well after making sure it's open completely.

If you find you have a "door ajar" light when the hatch is closed it would point this way as well (my issue if it wasn't fully open before closing it).

Something you eventually would want a dealer fix on in a new car, just throwing out possibilities to help trace it down....
Thanks for the great info, sailor!

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fixed it myself!
There was a pinched wire for one of the cargo lights behind the plastic side-panel in the hatch. Unpinched and taped up the wire and it works fine now.
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