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I can't figure out why my 2001 pt cruiser door tells me it's not closed but it is closed How do I make it stop plus the dome light comes on while driving at night

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Door switch or door alignment off. If the end of the switch plunger is broke off, tape a penny or similar to the spot on the door that contacts the switch.

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Hey there, I'm the guy with the same type problem that posted above you. You can turn off the dome light by the switch on the turn signal stalk (lever). Just rotate it to the "off" position. The interior lights on the dash and console will be dim, but you will barely be able to see the speed etc. Thats what I do.
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