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Not sure if there is an actual jam switch, if no switch is inside jam, light is operated by latch

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Most of these issues happen in the door jamb. Are all of the switches looking non damaged? disconnect the switches one by one to eliminate them.

Move the bundle in the door jamb and see if you can affect the issue. There are no successul repairs in this area, replace at least the entire run throught the jamb, but ideally the whole loom that you have to get to replace the jamb portion.

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