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Where is the open door sensor?

I believe that the driver's open door sensor has failed or has a faulty connection (interior lights don't come on, key in ignition chime doesn't come on, lights still on chime doesn't come on)

Where is this sensor? Is there a way to determine if it is the senor or the wiring? Can I replace it myself?

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    open door chimes on and off

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    sensors is chiming

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I repaired my wifes car same fault.you need to remove the lock catch mechanism out of door(not door lock) it's tricky belive me 1st time.check how this is done or you could destroy window winder.glass .needs to come out ect.on the side of lock a micro switch operates lamp and buzzer. i cut it off and glued it tighter to lever works fine now.

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Look along the door frame; most are located there. It may be a very small button that protrudes so check it well.
Replacing it may require the removal of some plastic covering the the inside of the door frame but often, they just get too much dust to contact any more so if you can find it, press it in and let it snap back out several times. This will sometimes restore contact.
I don't think a single door would be fuse protected but rather the whole circuit so it is not likely a problem with corroded fuse contacts but if you cannot locate the button, it would be worth a quick check of the fuse box.  

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