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Door ajar and dome light stays on.

Where can I find fuse to temporarily disconnect and how can I fix? Is fuse box under hood or inside car? No owners manual

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Easy fix use silcone spray on the lock mainly the drivers door. work all the locks should be a solve. just repeat when nessacary

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Its usually on the driver side of the IP. usually behind a small panel that pulls out. usually the fuse chart is on the back of the pull out panel.

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