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Open-door light won't turn off

The light that indicates a door is open on my 1997 KIA Sephia remains lit when all doors have been closed. How can I fix that? Do I need to cut a wire? Run a new wire, or what?

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  • My reply is May 11, 2010

    Have you checked each door individually to see if its just one that's causing the problem?

    If it is ...... try a little spray lubricant behind and around the switch and press it in and out a few times to see if it frees it.

    It may just be one stuck switch.

    Good luck.



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