In line fuse for just the rear Hatch Light?

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In line fuse for just the rear Hatch Light?

Post by Buzzard67 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:41 pm

Is there an inline fuse for just the light in the rear hatch?
This is driving me crazy worked before I blew the main fuse. Changed the light with 2 brand new light bulbs no go.

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Re: In line fuse for just the rear Hatch Light?

Post by irowiki » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:59 am

No but you may need to check the contact switch for where the hatch closes
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Re: In line fuse for just the rear Hatch Light?

Post by Buzzard67 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:31 am

irowiki wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:59 am
No, but you may need to check the contact switch for where the hatch closes
I have a 1984 Toyota Tercel DXL 4WD and can't find the contact switch for the back hatch. There is an on / off switch directly on the light itself. Help.
The other 4 doors have them on the body with the rubber boot still intact.

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Re: In line fuse for just the rear Hatch Light?

Post by marlinh » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:46 am

Drop the assembly out of the ceiling and confirm that you are getting twelve volts to it. The contacts are pretty finicky for the bulbs. The door switches turn on whichever light is selected on 'door'. The rear light is not exclusive to the switch. I can't remember exactly where the contact switch is for the hatch but I believe it is inside near the latch. If the main dome light comes on when you open the hatch then the switch is OK.

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Re: In line fuse for just the rear Hatch Light?

Post by Buzzard67 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:37 pm

marlinh wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:46 am
Drop the assembly out of the ceiling and confirm that you are getting twelve volts to it. The contacts are pretty finicky for the bulbs. The door switches turn on whichever light is selected on 'door'. The rear light is not exclusive to the switch. I can't remember exactly where the contact switch is for the hatch but I believe it is inside near the latch. If the main dome light comes on when you open the hatch then the switch is OK.
The main dome light doesn't come on with the opening of the rear hatch. Looking at the main body hatch I can see a big spring laying horizontal that looks like it could pivot if it wasn't rusty. On the rear hatch itself, I see nothing but the lock mechanism.
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Re: In line fuse for just the rear Hatch Light?

Post by NWMO » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:50 pm

Buzzard,

The little “arm” coming in from the side of the main body hatch is likely your switch. Try to move it and possibly lubricate it to ascertain how the switch functions. Be on the look out for loose wires, etc.

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