Question about 2004 Kia Optima
Whenever I take a right-hand turn at freeway speed or hit a large pothole, the door ajar chime and dome light activate. From several of these forums, I believe the problem is a faulty door ajar switch. I'm not the slightest bit mechanically inclined, so I am wondering the approximate cost for the repair at a mechanic.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You will need to check the brake fluid level. I had the same problem and it drove me crazy for a while. I believe this occurs because of where the sensor is located, as you turn, the fluid will shift to the opposite side causing the sensor to think that it is low in brake fluid. Solution: Just top off.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
check the little rod that sticks out the door jam and make sure its in the proper spot if it got knocked somehow it could be closed but it doesn't know it and will ding
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
The problem is the diode needs to be replaced. The dome light works in the "on" position, but does not work when any of the doors are opened. The diode itself is about half the size of a dime which you can buy from a kia dealer for less then $20. You don't have to disconnect the battery to do this.
1. Remove the kick panel which is right next to the foot rest on the drivers side and where the fuse box is located. You will have to pry open the door foot guard to get to the other screw for the kick panel.
2. right next to the fuses box there is a wiring harness wraped in black cloth like material or some type of harness cover, just peel it back or remove. You can feel the diode through the wrap.
3. the diode is in a sleeve like incasement or cover carefully pry open and slide the diode out.
4. replace diode with new one and your done.
Posted on Mar 25, 2010
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