Question about Cadillac Cars & Trucks
How do I disable the hood ajar sensor on my 05 STS?
Take the wire off and link them together but would fix it as it can make you insurance void if the car is stolen.
Posted on Oct 15, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would love to help you but your basically asking how to steal your own car and others might use the information for illegal purposes so i suggest you get it towed to a stealership (dealership).
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
you HAVE to get a remote and unlock the car.the dealer may be able to turn it off with the obd2 system,you have to call subaru.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
The door latch has a switch built into it to replace the old door jamb switch. If the switch is faulty the system will think the door is ajar. A scanner will show an open switch.
YOU SHOULD BE UNDER WARRANTY.
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
I assume all the doors are undamaged and closing all the way?
Check each door individually/one at a time, with the remaining doors closed.
Open one door at a time and locate the Plunger on the Frame of the car. Push that plunger all the way in and look at the dash light to see if the door ajar light goes out. Repeat with the other doors to identify which sensor is failing.
You may have more than one failing, which requires either taping (duct tape) one or more pushed in OR having someone helping you push them in - in pairs.
After locating which one(s): Remove them from the frame and inspect the wires and connections.
Some plungers are adjustable in that they can be "unscrewed" out to increase their lengths. Most however are not adjustable.
If the plungers do work at a point - further than what the door closes:
a) use a makeshift spacer (gasket material, metal) that goes between the back of the sensor and the frame. You have to take into account the opening into the frame and the metal scew holes.
b) use a spacer (like a taped quarter(s)) on the door where this plunger makes contact.
The other cheapest way after identifying the malfunctioning switches is to contact a local Junk Yard/Auto Salvage Yard and find out if they have your Year/Make/Model and getting the parts from them.
Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel free to contact me at FixYa.com.
Posted on Feb 24, 2010
you need to find out witch door jam switch it is they are about $40 each you can take a ohm meter and check the electrical connection. place the wires on the pins with it open then check when you press the button to make sure that the numbers change if no change on the ohm meter then that is the bad door switch
Posted on Apr 07, 2010
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