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I have a problem with ajar light, Dome light comes on for a second and buzzer buzzes once while driving, I supect maybe a loose wire contact, I have gotten out to check the doors at different times and they are shut tight, also, it seems worse when turning or hitting a rough spot in the road which brings me back to maybe a loose connection.

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The most likely cause would be a DRIVERS door latch assembly .There is a sensor built into the latch with electrical connections attached.This is a somewhat common problem on the vehicles.Even though the latch is closed the sensor will sometimes not sense this,it is like a switch built in to the latch :]

p.s. the door panel will have to come off i have done several of these.
hope this helps mike

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