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Need location for 'rear door open' warning light switch

After a minor rear end accident , the door (hatch)warning light on the dash stays on. Could you describe where the 'switch' is that is now malfunctioning

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I have a 1993 Corolla that had the same problem with the "door open" light staying on. The problem turned out to be a loose screw that attaches the latch to the body of the car where the door closes. Even after tightening, periodically the light would come back on and the screw had to be retightened. After removing the screw and applying Lock-Tight (sp?), the problem never recurred. So check the "latch for the hatch" to be sure it's secured.

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This switch is in the lock it self. Push the lock into place with a screw driver (use the screw driver like the bar that the lock comes down onto)and the light should go off it you have all the wires still intacked.

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