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My driver side door keep indicating that it is open after the door is fully shut. I tried to find the sensor; but with no luck. Can you help find the location of the door sensor and or what the problem may be?

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Hi , the microswitch for the door open identification is in the actual door latch ,, it is not posible to replace the microswitch on its own . you may also want to check the wiring that runs from the A pillar to the door just in case you have a broken wire , regards mark.

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