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Radio doesn't shut off when door opens

2004 Chev Malibu - Radio doesn't always shut off when car is off, key removed, and door opened.
So far I've shut door, and opened it again. Usually remedies the situation, but I've noticed that I've had to almost slam the door.
Is there some contact spot I could clean? Or is it a loose wire? I don't have a whole lot of money to spend, but I don't want to miss it and have a dead battery either.
I did have to replace the circit board a few years ago.

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  • redrose914 Jul 04, 2009

    So I've looked around and can't find good info about a door sensor switch... can you explain that a little more. Is it a DIY or find a trusted repair shop? Or can I get it done resonably at a dealership?
    Thanks

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Your door sensor switch has gone bad, and needs replacement or you can always just power off the radio first

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