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Door ajar light won't go off

Dash light says door ajar and keeps interior lights on causing the battery to drain. i checked and all doors are closed. how do i fix this?

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I had the same problem. Spray WD-40 (with the sprayer extender) into the latch of the doors very liberally. Open and close doors a few times. Should resolve issue.

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Find out which door is showing ajar and replace the latch or door ajar switch.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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