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All doors are closed and it said a door is still open

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One of the switches is not working. The interior lights are controlled by a combination of door switches and manual switches. There is usually a centralized controller that receives ground signals from switches in each door, when opened. If any of the switches sends a ground signal, the controller turns on the lights. If you can locate the switches and pull them out, the lights should go out if the switch is bad. In case the switch has two wires rather than one, pulling the connector off the switch should have the same effect. Test each switch in this way. If you have all switches disabled and the lights are still on, the problem is likely to be either one of the switch wires grounding out to the car body.

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It is probably due to a faulty "jab switch" (the button that the door pushes against when the door closes). Purchase one good jab switch and replace one switch at a time to determine which switch needs replacement. During your diagnosing, when everything works properly, leave that switch in place, it has been repaired. Hopefullly, this will help to FixYa problem!

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