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Q: switch for back hatch window and dome lites

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have a prob with the back hatch window switch is next to the ashtray dos not work and it was is there a fuse out maybe and the dome lites not working hope it is just a fuse or so like maybe a relay idnt kno
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. The inoperative back hatch window...

Hi there. The inoperative back hatch window switch and inoperative dome lights could be, just a blown courtesy fuse. Circuit tests should be performed, if the fuse checks out good. The fuse may have been removed, if the dome light was staying on, due to a faulty door ajar switch. Proper diagnoses should be performed to avoid unnecessary repairs. I recommend having your vehicle’s inoperative rear window switch and dome light be diagnosed and repaired by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic.

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