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"door open" dash light won't go off

I have a 2003 passat wagon and a few days ago the door open light stayed
on (for front driver's door) after all the doors were properly closed. It buzzes and beeps and drives me crazy. I also noticed that some lights in the car are staying on that normally dim off as soon as the car gets going. It has also affected the remote locking for the divers side only.

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The door ajar switch in the drivers door latch is is either shot or drivers door spray some WD40 in the latch,open and close door several times and if the switch is only sticking this will free it up.

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