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Door a-jar light comes on.(when all doors closed)

Door a-jar light comes on even though all doors are closed . causing interior lights to come on . (very bad when night driving) also when I park the car and shut it off it thinks the doors are open and will leave lights on, draining the battery.

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Been there, done that. Spray some WD-40 or other lubricant (white lithium grease) into the 2 front doors. (Start with the driver's door. The switch is inside the door where the latch is. These are poorly designed. If it's like mine, it will get worse as the weather gets colder.

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