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Answered 2009-07-31 21:53:35

Just found the following fix and it works like a charm! With the tailgate open use a screwdriver to force the tailgate lock into the locked position. It will take 2 pushes to get it into its fully locked position. The lights will stay on for the same amount of time that they do after closing the doors and, then, they will shut off. To close the hatch, just pull up on the handle that you use to open it. Excellent and simple!!

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