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My door ajar light will not go off and its causing my dome lights to stay on even when all the doors are closed which is draining my battery. How do i fix this?

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  • Check the fuse in the under the dash fuse panel.
  • Also check the door pins on the door frame. When you open the door it pops out turning the lights on. When you close the door the lights and chimes turn off. Sometimes that pin either breaks or flat out sticks. Look at the pins on every door and clean them up and spray with a little bolt buster spray. You can take a small flat head screwdriver and pry up a bit on the head of the pin as well to make sure it comes up all the way. In extreme cases you may have to work with it for a while to loosen it up.

Regards, Tony

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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 .

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No The system is operating correctly. C3 CHECK THE LIGHTING CONTROL MODULE
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No INSTALL a new LCM. REFER to Section 419-10 . REPEAT the self-test. CLEAR the DTCs.

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