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Sensor sates 'door open' when it is not. Because of this power door locks do not auto lock when car is in motion and interior lights remain on until about 5 MPH when the doors are supposed to lock

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  • freddiesimon Mar 12, 2011

    Thanks so much! Interesting! I was wondering where the door switches were on these cars! So used to having door jamb switches where one could actually 'see' them. Now, finding out if they are located at the front or rear of each door. I am so happy I asked the question here! I was thinking about sensors and fuses, and the like!

  • freddiesimon Mar 12, 2011

    As I saw a link to another page at this same site, I see the switches are located in the door hinges of the car. I hope this is the case!

  • freddiesimon Mar 12, 2011

    The solution was very helpful! After finding the problem was not as serious as I thought (sensors, fuses, etc.), when the excellent response and swift reply was given, I got a "duh" moment! Nonetheless, I never would've figured it out without the assistance!

  • freddiesimon Mar 12, 2011

    Thanks so much for this response! I was looking for a door jam switch but couldn't find it! I knew it this problem had something to do with the similar problem listed above. But not seeing anything, caused me to be very concerned! Thanks so much! I understand that some are located inside the door panels. What a relief!!

  • freddiesimon Mar 12, 2011

    Thanks so much! I was concerned that it was something much more serious! Not being able to see the door switch caused me to become very concerned! However, with my luck, the switch is inside the door! And I could live with that! I heard that some are located in/near the door hinges! Oh well! But I'm happy for the response nonetheless! (whew!)

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You have a faulty door jam switch. You will need to check each door to see which one is faulty. This is a fairly easy repair that will not cost you a lot. Replace the switch and the issue will be resolved. The drivers door is a great place to start, seeing as how it is used the most. The switch can be picked up at any auto parts store. On some models the switch is in the door, so if you do not see the switch when you open the doors, then your model has the switches in the door, and that will require that you take the door panel off to access the switch.

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The door switch is not working. inbetween the door and the door jam by the hinges there is a small switch that most likely needs to be replaced

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