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    Hej!
    The "rear door ajar light" is constantly on, but the rear door is closed & latched properly. I can't seem to find any obvious switch, so what's up? I did a forum search, but can up empty.

    Thanks!

    rick~
    Rick Ílund
    2002 V70XC with Sirius Radio

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    Quote Originally Posted by norseman47 View Post
    Hej!
    The "rear door ajar light" is constantly on, but the rear door is closed & latched properly. I can't seem to find any obvious switch, so what's up? I did a forum search, but can up empty.

    Thanks!

    rick~
    The switch is built into the tailgate latch.
    It's not unusual for the switch to fail after
    a decade or so. You may also have some
    damaged wiring in the harness that runs
    through the left hinge.

    Are all of the other electrical items in
    the tailgate working as they should?

    '98 " Last of the Good Ones!" V70 R
    Upsolute ECU - E-Codes/SilverStars - ArcticGrade Oil Lines - HD SkidPlate - Spoiler - XC Grill -

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    Thanks! I'll have to check on the other electrical items. Is the switch replaceable, or do you have to replace the whole latch? The door has been slamming hard due to failing gas pistons. It happens that the light came on two days after I ordered replacement gas pistons.
    Rick Ílund
    2002 V70XC with Sirius Radio

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    Quote Originally Posted by norseman47 View Post
    Thanks! I'll have to check on the other electrical items. Is the switch replaceable, or do you have to replace the whole latch? The door has been slamming hard due to failing gas pistons. It happens that the light came on two days after I ordered replacement gas pistons.
    Like the door latches, it's all an integrated unit.
    The major difference in the tailgate are all of the
    linkages. Be sure to take a lot of pictures and get
    a good handle on which linkages go where before
    you start taking them all apart.

    Good news is the pistons are pretty painless!

    '98 " Last of the Good Ones!" V70 R
    Upsolute ECU - E-Codes/SilverStars - ArcticGrade Oil Lines - HD SkidPlate - Spoiler - XC Grill -

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