Having problems with your 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee ?

My 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee randomly turns the lights on in the car by itself and then turns them off after a few minutes with no key even in the ignition. Any thoughts?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-01-2018

Answers :

You probably have a bad door or rear gate switch
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