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Old 04-04-2008, 02:27 PM   #1
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Default door switch ???

the computer on the dash dosen't see that my ds door is closed ,leaving the lights on , so i unhooked my battery , would that sensor be in the door?? any had this experience yet??
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I think that switch is on the car, where the latch is located for the door. Usually under it.
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interesting i have to have a look,
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i don't think it is under latching point of the body, could it be apart of the door latching assembly inside the door??
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Every door has a switch inside the door on the latch. The front doors also have a switch on the door handles. All the switches work by grounding at the infamous ground buses on both the driver & passenger side. Start by checking the ground buses. See Techinfo>electrical>other.
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thank you !! should i be checking for continuity?? does the wire commmonly break ?? thanks again Brad
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i checked out my mian ground bus, it was very clean , with no corrossion, ???
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Now you'll have to check the switch in the driver'* door. I think the switch is open when the door is closed & closed when the door is open. Just unplug the switch & see if the light goes out.
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so basically take the door apart to get at the switch located at the latch, unplug the switch and the light should go out ?thanks
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ok i have pulled the panel off and i have found two plugs on the latch assembly inside the door , should i unplug both on my 94 ssei ?? if that'* the unit , it doesn't look like fun to get out !! thanks for any advice
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