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With the car off, when I simply put my key into the ignition the chime for the door being open goes off. With or without the key, the dome light stays on as if the door was open when the car is off or running.

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It sounds like a door ajar switch is broken. The door switches are located in the door on the latch mechanism. To get to it you will need to remove the door trim panel to gain access to the door latch.

The switch is available for around $20 - autozone part number SW1979 or SW3688

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Dome lights on modern cars have a delay built in especially if you have remote lock or unlock. If you turn off the motor on some cars and don't remove the key the dome light stays on until you remove the key open the door get out and lock the car. I've also heard of cars that the chime comes on when you put the key in the ignition switch. So this all could be OK. Is this something that has just started?

Posted on Mar 19, 2011

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