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Where is the door contact switch?

Driver side door switch will not allow interior lights to come on, when door is opened. Also will not shut off radio upon opening to exit vehicle.

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    the radio does not automatically shut off when I open the drivers side door

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Hiya
Check all 4 doors to see what works and doesn't work, be sure the interior domelight switch is set to turn on automatically when any door is open as well try the radio then open the 4 doors to see if it turns off...if your driver's side door don't work as you stated then that should be the door's "at fault".

GM built the door contact switch that's installed INSIDE the door-it's located inside the door striker/jamb area...it require removal of door trim to gain access.

However, you might want to try this visual inspection:
Check the thick wire harness located between the front-left door and door sill frame to see if any wire has been disconnected/cut or tampered with by previous owner.

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The door switch is in the door contacted by the latch If you got this vehicle used someone may have disconnected it so that the radio would play even after the door was opened

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