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THE SENSOR LIGHT FOR THE TAILGATE STAYS ON., WE HAD A

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THE SENSOR LIGHT FOR THE TAILGATE STAYS ON., WE HAD A PROBLEM GETTING THE SPARE TIRE IN PLACE AND SOMHOW THE PERSON WHO WORKED ON THIS MESSUP THE CONNECTION. THE DOOR CLOSES AND LOCKS BUT THAT LIGHT STAYS ON. I HADN'T DRIVEN FOR 3 DAYS AND 4TH DAY THE BATTERY WAS DEAD SO I NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO.
JA: Have you checked the fuses? Have you checked the door switches?
Customer: NO, I DON'T KNOW EHRE THE DO0POR SWITCH IS AND I HAVEN'T MESSED WITH THE FUSES. DOES IT SHOW WHICH FUSE MAKES THE SENSOR WORK? iF SO COULD I JUST REMOVE IT?
JA: What is the model/year of your Hyundai?
Customer: 2002 SANTA FE
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: MY GRANDSON IS THE AUTO EXPERT AND I WILL PASS THE INFO ON TO HIM. WE HAVE NOT TRIED ANYTHING AS YET.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: NO, WHAT I TOLD YOU SUMS IT UP.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.working after noon till just after midnight.

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I STILL NEED HELP
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Here is a wire diagram if needed. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/etacs1.pdf

The sensor grounds the circuit when the sensor sees the door open. This can be a out of adjustment door, faulty sensor, or damaged wiring.

The switch is inside the tailgate mounted on the door latch. Can you test the wires there using a OHM meter?

This is my 1st answer, but does not have to be my only answer. You the website and myself expect you to have a ~~~5 STAR EXCELLENT~~~ experience with my help. Please let me know if you are pleased by selecting a star rating above or by replying and saying your pleased. Not rating or rating 1-2 stars does not benefit you nor me in any way. Follow up and reply as often and when needed, there is no extra charge to do so.

Thanks Moose.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
my grandson will have time tomorrow to test the wires. We will be back in touch. Thank you. Marianne
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Super.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Chris, I do not think he checked it today. I will send him a text to remind him. M
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 months ago.

OKay

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

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Thanks Chris