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How do I replace the door jamb switch on a 2003 Cavalier?

Dome light, keys in ignition warning, lights on warning do not work. I suspect the drivers door jamb switch.

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SOURCE: 2001 chevy cavalier door contact switch install

If no screws or nuts holding it that you can see from outside, then just use a screwdriver or something and pry at the base where it is against metal.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 1991 cavalier 3.1 RS ignition starts in on position radio and wipers on and off ?

sounds like the ignition itself is worn,go get one from a scrap yard and replace it

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SOURCE: 1999 cavalier: key in the ignition switch won't turn

Try shooting some wd-40 in the tumbler, and working the key around a bit. If have another key, I would try that as well. If that does not work for you, you may have to replace the "ignition tumbler".

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: warning lights won't shut off on dash on cavalier

It is a comon problem with the cavaliers. reome the instrument cluster fuse, clean the contacts a put it back in. It should be a 10 amp fuse.

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SOURCE: Dome light in 1994 Chevy Cavalier will not turn off

Check the plunger switch.Most of them just snap in to the side of the dash.Un plug wires to see if light goes out,could also be your dome light switch.

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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The dome light will not come on when driver door opened. Door jamb switch is fine.


Have you tried a little squirt of wd40 or graphite in the door jam switch and then hand manipulate it a few times?

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There are two jam switches located on the latch assymbly. One on top and one at the bottom. They can become dirty and not function properly causing the dome light to stay on until it "times" out. They can be removed and cleaned so they don't stick. Once I found them, it took me about an hour to completely remove the door panel, latch assymbly, and to reinstall everything back.

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I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am and the interior stay on


Interior Lights Circuit Description
By using a feature called inadvertent power control, the body control module (BCM) supplies power to all of the following components:
• The courtesy lamps
• The dome lamps
• The rear view mirror reading lamps
• The instrument panel compartment lamp
• The rear compartment lamp
The left front door ajar switch turns the interior lamps on through the BCM by grounding CKT 394. When the left front door is open, the switch is closed. This condition provides a ground and a door open input to the BCM. The BCM then grounds the following lamps through CKT 156 in order to turn the lamps on:
• The courtesy lamps
• The dome lamp
• The rearview mirror lamps
The right front door ajar switch and the rear door ajar switches turn the interior lamps on by grounding CKT 395 from the BCM.
When the ignition key is removed from the lock cylinder, the interior lamps remain on for approximately 40 seconds.
The BCM provides an interior lamps-on delay after a door is opened. The lamps remain on for approximately 40 seconds or until the ignition switch is turned to the ON position. The 40 second lamps-on delay reduces to 4 seconds if a door is opened within 2 minutes of the ignition switch being moved from the ON position. The interior lamps immediately turn off when the vehicle begins to move.
The dome lamp OFF-DOOR-ON switch controls the dome lamp. When the switch is in the OFF position, the dome lamp remains off. When the switch is in the DOOR position, the dome lamp lights when a door is opened by the BCM grounding CKT 156. When the switch is in the ON position, ground is supplied through CKT 750. The rear view mirror reading lamps are controlled by the rear view mirror reading lamps switch or through CKT 156 from the BCM.
Voltage is supplied at all times to the BCM through the INT LPS fuse. The BCM supplies voltage to the interior lamps through CKT 1732.

Battery Run Down Protection
When the ignition switch is in the OFF position, the BCM turns off the power to all of the interior lamps after 18-22 minutes.
The BCM will reset the inadvertent power control relay output when one of the following actions is performed:
• Open or close a door.
• Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
• Turn off any interior lamps that may be on.
• Press the power door lock switch/keyfob button.
• Press the decklid release keyfob button.

Courtesy or Dome Lamps Always On
Step
Action
Yes
No
1
Did you perform the Lighting Systems Diagnostic System Check?
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Diagnostic System Check - Lighting Systems
2
Use the Scan Tool in order to command the courtesy lamps OFF.
Do the courtesy lamps turn OFF?
YES - Go to Step 4
NO - Go to Step 3
3
Test for a short to ground in the courtesy lamps control circuit (156). Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - System OK
NO - Go to Step 7
4
Test for a short to ground in each door jamb switch circuit:
• Circuit 394-Driver door
• Circuit 395-Passenger door(s).
Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - System OK
NO - Go to Step 5
5
Test each door jamb switch for proper operation. Refer to the following:
• Open switch with the door closed
• Closed switch with the door open
Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find a malfunctioning door jamb switch?
YES - Go to Step 6
NO - Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
6
Replace the malfunctioning door jamb switch. Refer to Door Jamb Switch Replacement in Doors.
YES - Is the repair complete?
NO - System OK
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7
Important: Perform the set up procedure for the body control module.
Refer to Body Control Module (BCM) Programming/RPO Configuration .
Replace the body control module. Refer to Body Control Module Replacement in Body Control System.
Did you complete the replacement?
System OK
Instal the door jamb switch wire harness.
Install the door jamb switch (2).

Feb 24, 2018 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT

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2001 honda civic in past had warning signal if left headlights on. no longer working. where do i find fuse? if it is a fuse? how do i fix.


One common thing is the drivers door switch. When you open your door, does the dome light come on? If not then you should replace the door switch,it is located on the door jamb.

Oct 18, 2009 | 2001 Honda Civic

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1998 escort zx2 dome light stays on when switch is set for door; all other indicators, chime for key in ignition etc seem OK. Light works normally in switch on and off positions.


It should stay on for about 30 seconds and go off. Otherwise, the car is 11 years old, so find a switch position which does not drain the battery.

Oct 06, 2009 | 2000 Ford Escort

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1998 Taurus SE warning chime beeps as you get in the driver door


Hi John,

Had a similar problem with my Saturn. Door chime going all the time, the seat belts going up - down - up for no apparent reason.

Turned out to be the switch in the door jamb had become unseated. As it randomly made and broke contact, the cars computer thought the doors were opening and closing, then acted accordingly.

I remounted it with the help of a hot glue gun (plastic mount).

Hope this info helps with your problem.

Best regards
Mike

Aug 03, 2009 | 1996 Ford Taurus

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1999 Honda Accord driver's side door switch


Just a thought....on the hinge side of the door there is ussally a push pin that lets the car know when the door is open. (kinda like the switch on you fridge door that turns the light on and off) I'm wondering if this pin is jambed or broken?

Mar 13, 2009 | 1999 Honda Accord

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Dome light


This is caused by the door jamb switch.  This is the sensor that, if the door is open, the dome light goes on and the alarm beeps if keys are in the ignition, or even the headlights are on.  Sometimes they just fall apart b/c they are plastic.  It costs only a few bucks.  Pull it out with pliers and and plug in the new on.  Takes 1-2 minutes to do.  Just make sure you do not lose the wire harness in the door when you pull out the junk one.  You can also break, crack, or do whatever to the old one.
One way to test this is to open one door at a time, and if you do not here the alarm buzz when the door is open, that is the one that is busted.  Good luck

Jul 15, 2008 | 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

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