Question about 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
4 days after I bought my brand new car, while driving, I got a DOOR AJAR indication on the board: pulled over, stopped, verified all doors for proper closed position - no discrepancy. When I shifted in to drive away, expecting the doors to automatically close, they didn't close and lock - instead, remained open. While trying to close them by manually pushing the bi-positional doors close button on my door to the closed position, I noticed the driver door button closing then quickly opening and remaining open; all other three doors closed and locked without incident.
Took the car to the dealer - told me it is a faulty switch or else on the door mechanism, need 5 to 10 days to get the part in and fix the car. Until then, just hope everything else will hold fine.
My 2005 Equinox just had the same problem on the rear passanger door. My husband took a heat gun to the latch about 10 minutes ago, and now the door latches.
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
Testimonial: "I brought the car in the garage and it began to work again. Apparently they don't like cold weather..go figure."
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You could go to the dealer---BUT--you will pay through the nose!
My suggestion is to use a salvage yard (auto recycler) like U-Pull-It (yellow pages). Bring your tools, and uninstall a good working one from a crashed/salvaged vehicle they have there. You can call them to see if they have any of the vans on the lot. When you get there, also have them print out a cross reference sheet to see what other GM model parts will work as a replacement.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
It is likely that you have a loose connection at the sensor somewhere between the sensor and the computer. Start by checking the terminations at the door sensor, and if they are tight, use a ohmeter and check the contact resistance for the switch in both open and closed positions. It could be that the switch is shot.
Posted on May 22, 2009
It sounds to me ( correct me if I'm wrong ) like the door latch on the side vertical edge of the door is in the LOCKED POSITION. In order to unlock it perform the following. First electrically with the LOCK button UNLOCK the locks. Now with one hand hold the OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLE IN THE OPEN POSITION, while at the same time FLIPPING OPEN THE LATCH. All Done . Now you can close the door. Hope this helps
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
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