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1997 Toyota corolla - warning noise when lights left on - not working on drivers side!

1997 toyota corolla - sportif
The warning buzzer that goes off when you open the door to get out, and you have left the lights on - I really need this to work!
It works when the passenger door is opened, but not the drivers side!

Also the interior lights don't come on either when the drivers door is opened, but they do for the passenger!

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  • haysgolding Oct 31, 2008

    Thanks this is great, I can now sort the problem out.



    Can you tell me where on the door the door switch is, thanks.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    dome light does not come on when door on drivers side is opened also buzzer does not work

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Interior light and lock doesn't work on driver side only on passenger side

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Door open warning light and dome light comes on while driving on 2010 highlander

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Door and trunk open light stays on in the panel also the rest of my panel lights don't work could it be a fuse ?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Will also have problems opening automatic doors when car is not turned on. Warning light doesn't come on all the time. Came on today after driving on freeway for about 30mins stating car doors were open.

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The ground circuit for the driver side door switch is compromised, or the door switch is bad. Try this: Remove the black rubber cover from the door swich. Using a 10 millimeter wrench or socket, loosen & tighten the switch retention bolt. See if the dome light flickers. If so, the ground on the switch is bad, & just needs cleaned up. If not, remove the switch, and touch the wire behind the switch to the body,or the bolt hole. If the dome light lights, you need a door switch. Your problem is entirely in the door switch/ground/wiring. Hope this helps, and thanks for choosing FixYa.

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

  • Toyota Ed Oct 31, 2008

    The switch is on the body, where the metal latch hoop is.

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