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Driver door won't stay closed and light is on

How can I get the latch to stay so the door closes??

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    You sprayed penetrating oil all over & inside latch assy as much as you can, and kept working it?

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Seeif the return spring is not broken or come loose

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