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Driver door light switch

My 2003 golf says the driver door is open even when it's shut. I automatically looked around the door and door frame and found no litthe switch. I looked on the side of the dashboard as well. Not a thing. Where is the switch?

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I *think* the switch is part of the latch which is inside the door. You have to take out the window regulator to get to it which can be a pain. Regulators are very common to go bad in these too. Might want to think about replacing it while you're in there if you can find one for cheap.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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