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I have a 2000 Subaru Forester with 133k miles a problem occurs when the drivers door is closed but the indicator light on dash board remains on (indicating open door). If not caught it will drain battery The door must be repeatedly closed until dash board indicator goes off.

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You need to get a good penetrating oil like PB Blaster and spray heavily the door lock mechanism (not the hinge or the light button) and let it soak for a while (20 minutes or more) - then close/open the door to work the movement of the mechanism. It is a common issue on Subaru's.

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