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2004 montie carlo: light on dash saying door ajar, dome light stays on, power locks go nuts, the ding ding noise all coming on. Any ideas?

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This could be a loose earth for the door harness, broken/chaffed wiring in the door jam (hinge area). Or as simple as a defective locking solenoid (Door Catch Assembly). Some investigation in these areas will be needed. Hope this helps...

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LCM Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index DTC Description Source Action B1322 Driver Door Ajar Circuit Short to Ground LCM Go To Pinpoint Test F . B1442 Door Handle Switch Circuit Failure LCM Go To Pinpoint Test G . B1445 Door Handle Switch Circuit Short to Ground LCM Go To Pinpoint Test G . B1563 Door Ajar Circuit Failure LCM Go To Pinpoint Test C . B1566 Door Ajar Circuit Short to Ground LCM Go To Pinpoint Test H . B1685 Lamp Dome Input Circuit Failure LCM Go To Pinpoint Test I . B1687 Lamp Dome Input Circuit Short to Battery LCM Go To Pinpoint Test I . - All Other DTCs LCM REFER to Section 419-10 .

PINPOINT TEST C: THE COURTESY LAMPS STAY ON CONTINUOUSLY CONDITIONS DETAILS/RESULTS/ACTIONS C1 CHECK THE SYSTEM OPERATION Open and close each door, making sure that each door is completely closed.
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No The system is operating correctly. C2 TEST DOME LAMP SWITCH Depress the dome lamp switch.
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No The system is operating correctly. C3 CHECK THE LIGHTING CONTROL MODULE
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