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2006 malibu maxx ...various strange problems just started to occur 1) dome light doesn't go on when door open 2) door ajar message keeps coming on 3) alarm will go off for no reason 4) radio doesn't stay on when turning off key etc.

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SOURCE: Malibu dome entry/exit light does not turn on when doors open.

My wife showed me that one- the doom lite in center of roof is 3 postision, slide it to passanger side then back to center. Its a poorly made switch but once set in middle the lites will come on/off with door openning/closing. Be aware it dims delays when going off, not immediate.

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Going through the same thing with mine since I bought it brand new w/ 27 miles and thats not thousand. Any answers would be huge to help out my good ol' mrgoodwrenches who have no idea what is going on. So far all of the above have been done including the tranny check and fluidchange and pressure flush, the airflow sensors, the electronic throttlebody unit, the left and right O2 sensors, and now the electronic fuel injectors. Light is still coming on.

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Car alarm went off reset went off again within 3 min had tomanual lock , dome light on while driving


it sounds like you have a door open that is why the light is on. it may not be a actual open door but a faulty door ajar switch. that would explain why the alarm keeps going off. i would start by opening and shutting all doors includingthe hood and hatch.
if that does not fix it-a gm dealer with a tech 2 scanner should be able to located which door ajar switch is bad.

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My display keeps saying door ajar and all the doors are shut why does this keep my dome light on?


One of your doors has a bad latch assembly, could be left front door since it is use the most. the sensor is not telling the car that the door is closed.

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Dome lights stopped working... then found a blown fuse... went to replace fuse and the new fuse blew as soon as I installed it... but the door was open, could have been the reason???


Not likely. Usually the dome light fuse is also the same one for the cigarette lighter. Most common problem is that there is soemthing inthe cigarette lighter that is causing a short. If there is nothing in there, then you will need to check the wire for the dome light to be sure that it is not shorted.

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Ford Taurus SE 1999. Dome Light - Door Ajar indicator problem. This is an intermittent problem, hence far more difficult to isolate. OK. I will be thorough in describing this "set of problems" as I do...


i must say that i feel your pain with this,, my door ajar light does the same thing but my dome light doesn't come on when the doors are open, i have to flick the switch on the dome light to make it come on. In my opion and i stress my opion it saounds like a issue with the body controller, im not sure what ford calls it but it controls all the body functions, i dont think the low coolant light is connected to the body contoller but i dont know this for sure, i think that light is controlled bny the engine ecm. some times a dealer can connect to the body controller and see if there are any fault codes for circuits that it controls and or monitors, also they can reflash or update the configeration and or calibration level cause ford release's fixes for issues all the time, same theory works for any control module on a vehicle. i dont think any of the auto parts stores have the right program to connect to bofy controlers but i could be wrong, worth looking into. i only put up with mine cause i use it as a beater, if you are worried about your dome light staying on and drianing your battery then you could pull out or disconnect the dome lights for the time being, its not a fix but just a band-aid.

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I hear removing the relay for the door ajar will remendy this problem. So many people have replaced this relay and get no better results from it. My Ranger has the same problem ever since it was 9 months old. I tried two new relays and the problem comes back within months. That is why I just totally done away with mine. I rigged up a hot wire to my dome light so I can use it while I am in the truck. I know where the seat is in the dark so I don't need a dome light when I open my door.

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2006 malibu : doom light can not automatically turn on when open the door ,and only can turn it on manually .what problem?


The door switch could be bad, you can verify this by carefully removing the door panel and checking the switch contacts with an ohmmeter.

Sep 13, 2009 | 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

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Entry lights not working


On most vehicles, the dome light has 3 settings,
(1) on always (your manual slide you are doing)
(2) On only when door opens (or the key fob pressed)
(3) Always Off

Usually the same switch to turn on (position 1) is a 3 position switch that allows for all 3 modes. However, I have a Buick LaCrosse (I thought a sister model), and the switch for control of this is on the left side of instrument panel with the headlight controls.

Check to see if you have 3 options rather than just on or off.

Aug 12, 2009 | 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

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Malibu dome entry/exit light does not turn on when doors open.


My wife showed me that one- the doom lite in center of roof is 3 postision, slide it to passanger side then back to center. Its a poorly made switch but once set in middle the lites will come on/off with door openning/closing. Be aware it dims delays when going off, not immediate.

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If it has automatic or a domelight that stays on for a while after you shut the door is on a timer relay and that is probably getting bad. As far as the door ajar message there is a switch in the door jam, look and see if you see it. Take wd40 and try to soak the switch try to get it inside the switch.If its incorporated in the door latch spray back inside the door latch real good. Open and close the door several times and see if it works then.

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Radio in 05 Malibu Maxx LS


The reason the radio is staying on is the retained accessory power not shutting down when the driver's door is opened. You can verify this by opening the door with the key on, if the door ajar light on the instrument panel does not light up the switch in the door latch is defective. You will need to replace the door latch.

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