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While making left turns the reargate dome lite goes on and off. Also the door ajar dash light goes on at the same time. this only happens while turning left. how can I fix this.

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IF you cannot wiggle the doors when they are closed, you need to check the switches that control the interior lights from the doors. They are pushbutton switches and have only one wire to them in most cases. The switch is either broken or the wire came off.

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Rear gate latches get alot of dirt in them-spray it down with wd40-whats happening is its not latching well and thats why the door ajar light and dome lights coming on- so spray it a couple times and work it- the body flexing is probably why thats happening- cheers Denny

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I assume the ajar light comes on if you open the rear gate? Try to duplicate the problem with the car running and parked, and you pulling on the gate. Sounds like the door or close switch needs adjustment.

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SOURCE: 2001 Sequoia, door ajar light goes off, but dome

To temporarily solve the light problem, I taped a washer to the inside of the door where the door hits the plunger on the light switch. A permanent solution would be to drill a hole in the door at this spot and put a self taping screw in that will trigger the switch sooner. I figured out the reason the dome light stayed on is due to the courtesy light timer and the lights would have eventually gone off.

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