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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.

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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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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