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Why is my focus acting up? Even though the driver door is closed, the indicator alarms. Sometimes the wiper comes on by it self and such crazy stuff.

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On the door latch attached to the car body, the switch for the alarm is right behind the hook that the door locks on to. It should be covered in black rubber. While the key is in the car, press this switch in, wiggle it around, and see if it stops "alarming". It's possible this switch has been damaged and needs replacement.

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