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Power Door Improperly Closing

The left side power sliding door doesn't close properly and the bell continues to sound after working with the door and finally getting it to stay closed. I have had test run and they say it is adjustments that are off. Is this something that has a way of knowing what it is that exactly needs adjusting?

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    Same problem except Right side door

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Try cleaaning the door contact plate and contacts. I used light steel wool and alchol. If this doesn't work the door contacts may need to be replaced.

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Rear Side Door Actuator Control Module
The rear side door actuator control module is capable of on-board diagnostic functions described in On-Board Diagnostic Features . The rear side door actuator control module monitors the door position at all times including during manual operation. After activating the on-board diagnostic modes, loosing battery voltage, or ground to the rear side door actuator control module the Power Sliding Door (PSD) Re-Initialization procedure must be performed in order for the rear side door actuator control module to correctly determine the door position.
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Entering On-Board Diagnostics
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• Enter the left power sliding door system on-board diagnostics using the left B-pillar open/close switch and the left on/off switch in the overhead console.
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2. Place the ignition switch in the OFF position.
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Diagnostic Mode 1
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