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2003 suzuki grand vitara - door ajar light always on

Door ajar warning light and dome lights stay on even when all five doors are checked closed. Appeared that back door switch was problem; replaced but no help. Any suggestions? Is the circuit energized or de-energized when all five switches are working properly?

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Seems not, there are 7 switches to fail
A fact.(even 8 possible read on)

OP, car have alarm.?
or just door doom lamps and door switches
4 DOORS, called 5 in Europe for good reasons.

im looking now online see
if your BCM or alarm are involved
this step is always first

whats there is first.
(simple or complex)dig>?
just sold 04, day suzuki went bankrupt USA> gone.
i dont need no stink'n Yogo's here.
point is ,I have full DOCS on it. still PDFs max.

so I will pretend you said
1; USA CAR
2: NO ALARM
3;DOME FAILS.

SO WHAT CAN FAIL BESIDES WIRES? (YES ALL WIRES ON ALL CARS CAN FAIL. SO NO NEED TO SAY IT EVER)
5 switches shorted,do that.
or even the 2 dome manual mode switch turned on
by accident or bad.
no computers here.


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    SO TURN THE DOME SWITCH TO AUTO
    DIG? ON DOOR OFF
    OOPS THERE ARE 2 DOME SWITCHES.
    TURN BOTH FRONT AND CARGO TO DOORS.(AUTO)
    NOW IF STILL FAILS, (STUCK ON)
    UNPUGGED EACH DOOR SWITCH ONE AT A TIME
    UNTIL ITS NOT ON.
    IF STILL ON, WIRES SHORTED.
    blk/red or blk-blu wires are shorted,....!

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    _-__-___-_ Feb 26, 2017

    turn both domes to off
    glow now?

    label
    On-door-off
    on some cars there is steering-lever switch
    "suzuki name'Combo")
    marked dome lamps, turn it off too.
    '
    some cars it's the parking lamps switch turned
    backwards 1 click, and domes come on.
    A feature in vast cars made.
    the operators guide tells all this,read it?

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    _-__-___-_ Feb 26, 2017

    btw those switches are wired
    as "wired-OR"logic
    tech, talk.

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I had the same problem on my 2001 Suzuki XL7. Dome lights would stay on when the doors were closed. Found that the back door was not making contact on the pin switch. It is a heavy door for the design which opens from the side and years of slamming shut must have gave it a bit of a twist. I put a little spacer on the door to make contact to the switch works good now. Just a word of advice check the simple obvious suspects before trying to chase a short wire.

Posted on Feb 26, 2017

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    same on all 5 doors
    all 5 can and do fail
    or OP dont know about the 3 manual switched,
    kids play, turn them on
    parent never read operators guide. and bam

    I saw woman ,cleaning the cockpit of a huge aircraft, and pushed a button, and
    unlocked landing gear
    it never flew again. bam.
    never made news, owners closed hanger,and kept it all hush...

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Start at the driver's door; since this is the most used door. Disconnect door ajar swiches one at a time until the light is off with all doors shut. If the light is still on with all switches disconnected, there is a short circuit in the wiring somewhere. The most likely spot for a short circuit is under the carpet near the front seats.

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