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Door ajar alarm

This alarm stays on, goes out when making a left turn and then come back on. The passenger front door light stays on, however, if I lean against it from the outside the light on the door will go out, but the signal on the dashboard stays on, what is this problem?

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I had this same problem. I was able to fix it by tightening all of the screws in the door and where the door closes. There is a small rubber piece that fits over a button. When the button is pressed, the door alarm will stop. For me, it was just taking off the metal plate and re-adjusting the rubber piece and then tighten those screws so the plate was flush against the door frame. Good luck!

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This is caused by a faulty door ajar switch, most likely is the side door.

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