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My door light is on and chiming... but the doors are closed???? Please help!!

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  • Heather Alley Feb 20, 2009

    It wasn't a stuck switch. Now my drivers window won't work..all the others do plus I can't lock the doors?? We had a similar problem a couple of weeks ago...It started when my brake light was on constantly . All I had to do was just pull up slightly on the pedal and it would go off...well not knowing what else to do I attached a bungee cord when parked and this solved my problem...until the cord came loose and it drained my battery after all day!!! I got a boost but the guy left his car running and sent a surge of power to my truck and things went haywire! I ended up driving an hour unaware that my brake light was on, I had no signal lights,my windows and lock didn't work and I got into a couple of situations that could have worked out differently involving other cars!!! After all this one of our friends discovered that because of the surge " SHE LOST HER MEMORY" and that it could take up to 5 days for her to get it back!! All has been #1 until yesterday when the "door"light came on and won't go off!

  • Heather Alley Feb 20, 2009

    I'm praying that this is my problem. I will have it checked out. Thanks a bunch for your suggestions. I will be away from my computer for a few days so will let you know what happened...

  • Heather Alley Mar 13, 2009

    Hi. Sorry it took so long for me to respond to "my problem" . Well the door "light continued to chime that evening everytime I slowed down to take a turn. Then once I hit the highway it was all straight going..no chiming. I was driving about an hour or so when I decided to try the window..it worked!!! That has been like 3 weeks ago now and everything is working great???? Nothing has happened since.

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Hi, Check the door switch, hopefully its just stuck. Good Luck!

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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    Jim London Feb 20, 2009

    Hi, If it was not the door switch, do you need more help? It helps us help others if we know if the problem was solved or you need us to continue. The problem you described was given the most common solution, but we understand it could be something more difficult like a pinched wire, a stuck relay ect. but 9 of 10 times it is the most common or obvious solutions that work. Pleas let us know. Thanks

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    Jim London Feb 20, 2009

    Hi, WOW, To think it all started with a shorted brake switch! (which, by the way needs to be replaced ) I had the same thing happen to me a couple of years back, I was being a good Samaritan and gave a lady a jump in a parking lot and when her car started she revved it a couple of times before I could get it unhooked. It fried my ECM which I didn't know until one night when all of my lights, inside dash , headlights everything shut off completely while doing 65mph on a deserted stretch of road. Then it was odd things after that until I replaced the ECM. All for being nice!
    It is a real safety issue for you and I would have it checked. Be sure to tell them what happened as they should run it on the computer a couple of times to see if they get random codes. At the very least it should get a full reboot. I would have told you this right away if I had known about the voltage surge. Thank you for getting back to me! I hope this turns out Ok for you.


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Hi John,

Had a similar problem with my Saturn. Door chime going all the time, the seat belts going up - down - up for no apparent reason.

Turned out to be the switch in the door jamb had become unseated. As it randomly made and broke contact, the cars computer thought the doors were opening and closing, then acted accordingly.

I remounted it with the help of a hot glue gun (plastic mount).

Hope this info helps with your problem.

Best regards
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SOURCE: "Headlights on" warning chime not sounding when I open car door.

I had the same problem as this...

When you open or close your door there is lever that sits just below the the door latch that is attached to the frame of your car by a single screw.

It is a black plastic L shaped bit of plastics that slides on its own guide. It has obviously started to malfunction over time.

To double check this:

Turn the car lights on
Open your door
Locate the black L shaped plastic level.
Wriggle it around sliding back and forth - if it starts to work when you are applying pressure onto it it looks like it has broken.

Go to your local wreckers and ask them for a replacement part (it cost me $2.00 AUD to get mine)

To take the part off all you need to do is push the level back as far as it will go and you will see a phillips heads screw holding it in place.

Undo the screw and detach the part (there will be a wire attached to the back of the metal guide)

Unplug the wire and throw the part into the bin.

Attach the wire to the back of the new part and screw the new one into place.

All should be working fine now.

Good Luck

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