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The interior lights remain on and the key in ignition noise stay on when all doors are closed. I have check the door connections and the look clean and functioning. Do I have a problem with my steering column/starter?

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More than likely the door switch is shorted to ground. Look on the hinge side of the door at a little button that is pressed in when the door closes on it(thats what turns on your interior lights when a door is opened). Check both driver and passenger buttons. You can get screw in replacements at any auto parts store, and maybe even one of the sales personnel will install it for you. Just takes a minute.

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