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After switching the ignition off and openinig the driver side door, the radio will not turn off automatically. The radio will turn off if the passenger side door is opened. Also the interior lights do not come on when the drivers door is opened. I could not locate the door switch. Switch possibly bad!!!

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Door jab switch is bad,it is in the door latch.

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Yes, it sounds like the door switch has gone bad...
If your not familiar with replacment, follow these instructions...

Remove the door jamb.
Disconnect the door jamb switch electrical connector.
Remove the door jamb switch from the vehicle door pillar.

Important: When a new jamb switch is installed and the door is closed the first time, the plunger is forced into the sleeve and automatically adjusts the jamb switch for that particular door. If a jamb switch fails, do not readjust the switch. Install a new jamb switch.



After switching the ignition off and openinig the - bc31006.gif Position the door jamb switch by the pillar.
Connect the door jamb switch electrical connector. Install the door jamb switch (2).
Tighten the door jamb switch to 10 N·m (89 lb in).


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