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Door open light staing on when doors are closed and dome light wont go off.

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  • le3tay Feb 19, 2009

    when i drive the door ajar lights up sometimes. and when i lock and close all doors the lights will stay on and the alarm will go off now and then. that and my driver side door i have to manually lock.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Each door latch has a door ajar/courtesy light switch (6 total) on the door latch inside the door/hatch, these are prone to stick or make poor contact, this causes the dome lights to stay on and or a door ajar warning light to come on, it is a poor design and exposed to the elements, they are prone to failure, I have replaced dozens of them, these can be easily tested by the dealer to see which of the 6 switches (4 doors and rear hatch) is causing the problem, .

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