Question about 2001 Chevrolet Prizm
2001 Chevy Prizm. Alarm sounds when door is opened when these lights are on, same sound it makes when lights are left on.
the button (its like a little plunger switch) that actuates the dome light also triggers the keys in ignition while door is open alarm. also the radio etc. try finding that button...(usually inside the doorframe ) and press it really fast and release repeatedly to loosen up some possible rust...if that doesn't work. then replacing that simple switch may be needed...it should be easy to replace as it has a simple connector after you pull it out and disconnect it. Ask the dealership for a replacement if its out of warranty. hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
At first look, I would have guessed that your battery in the door opener was dead, but that is not the case. I suggest driving to a nearby Chevy dealer and ask one of the salesman if he/she can help. They have always been helpful to me. If not try another one as they are in business to sell not only cars, but service also. They will be your best bet to fixing it. :D
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
Replace the rear door pin-switch if needed after testing proper operation.
It is telling the alarm the door is open all the time.
Most likely corroded terminals or wire.
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Posted on Aug 29, 2009
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Go sit in your truck and close all the doors. Light stays on right? Put your key in the ignition. Does the chime start going off when you put the key in? If so, door switch or the GEM thinks a door is open.
To find out which door... Leave the key in the ingntion. Turn to the on position. Even with doors closed, chime sounds once after a few seconds and door ajar light comes on and stays on right? Open each door one by one. The chime should sound each time you open a door. When you find the door that doesn't make the chime sound when you open it, that is the problem. (Don't forget to try the rear hatch and the hatch glass also!) To determine if the switch is bad or if the GEM is having a problem thinking the door is open, just unplug the suspected switch, close all the doors, and see if the problem stops. (don't forget to wait a second to give the lights time to go off) If unplugging the switch solves it, the replace it. If it doesn't, Ford can check your GEM to see if it is the problem.
I hope this helps
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