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Door Ajar Light On, All Doors Closed

I am having a problem that is driving me nuts. Last month, I bought a 2003 Pontiac Vibe AWD with remote entry. Everything was fine until yesterday. Now, the door ajar light is on constantly (even when the vehicle is shut off) and the remote Lock will not work. Interestingly enough, the remote Unlock still works as long as I lock the doors from the inside. I have opened and shut every door, including the hatch, several times to no avail. They are all shut, yet still the indicator glows bright red. Furthermore, I have noticed a blinking light next to the radio that blinks constantly. Can anyone clue me in as to what the problem might be?

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My problem was the hatch was open, it would pop open from the remote control activating when it was in my pants pocket. But mine would flash off on on when going over bumps. The flashing light next to the radio when the car is off, is supposed to be an alarm,that goes off if some 0ne tries and steals the radio. As long as it's flashing it's working.

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Not sure what to say but check recall on your vehicle might be a wide problem...could get fixed for free

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