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      05' Hatchback Cargo Area Dome Switch Location?

      Greetings Everyone,

      A few days ago I noticed that when I would open the hatch, my dome light wouldn't come on. Sometimes it would come on when the hatch would hit the "stops" and bump lightly when it opened all of the way.

      I'm pretty sure it's a loose connection somewhere in either the hatch or on the hatch opening area or a bad switch. Now 95% of the time it's off, doesn't matter if it's cold or hot outside.

      The other doors work perfectly and the rear light does come on, as well as the LED strip I added a while back.

      My question is, does anyone know off of the top of their head where the dome switch is for the hatch? The cover on the hatch appears to be easy to remove, but the other seems to be bit more of a hassle to remove easily upon first glance. I thought I would ask here before I start removing panels just for something as simple as a dome light switch.

      I googled some before posting here, and as usual nothing of relevance came up. #AveoOwnerProblems

      Thanks.






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      Andrew, according to the TIS for MY05 hatch, I drilled into the Body section, under Lighting systems: it shows a circuit (C401), that traces out a 'Rear compartment Lid Switch' that includes a 'Rear compartment lamp'. So the switch is inside the latch mechanism itself. Under the 'Master Electrical Component list' - as for location it shows the rear compartment lid switch is "Part of the rear compartment latch".

      Here is the 'component views page' with the items shown.

      Item 1 is the lamp
      Item 3 is the switch/latch.

      It may just be dirty and the contacts all gunked up.

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      Hope that helps.

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      Component locations
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      Thank you for the reply. I had already went out yesterday and attempted to locate it myself.

      Now that I saw your post, I remember that I do have some of the service manuals saved. I will look and see if it mentions it.

      It is a very simply made slider switch that snaps into the lock assembly. I popped it out and the inside of it was "dusty", so I took it and washed it and blew it out with the air compressor and put it back in. It seems to be fine now, hopefully it'll be fine for another ten years. lol

      I've attached a picture of the assembly, it really wasn't difficult to remove. You just have to be gentle and use pliers to remove the locking control arms. One of the plastic snaps was a pain in the a** since it was in such a small space.

      I cleaned up the whole thing before I reinstalled it, but here it is as it was when I removed it.

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      Thanks,



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      Hmmm, sounds like you found some Chewy chunks in there? Aveo connectors love a little silicone grease I found.

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      It was just dirt/dust. There was still evidence of the silicone grease in there, even with all the dirt. I washed it with hot water and dried it and reapplied it. I should've mentioned that. haha

      I assumed it was in the locking mechanism, but I thought I would ask first.

      Sometimes the delayed responses are annoying. I thought I would go ahead and search for it and post what I did. Little did I know that you had replied until I saw the email notification.


      Thanks Again,



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      I didn't even know this switch existed until I read your post lol Now we know, should the lights go out what to look for.





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