Q: Door ajar warning on, interior lights on - 2014 BMW X1

asked by on

When I get into my car, close all doors and start it, the dashboard starts showing the door ajar warning message on. The interior light would also turn on at that point. I made sure that the doors are closed. I took the car to the dealership but they couldn't fix this problem. The car has gone only 24,000 miles. What should I do?

Hello. The body control module (BCM) controls the interior lights for this vehicle. The BCM gets inputs for the interior lights to come on by any one of the door switches or the interior light switch. If any one of these switches short out, then the BCM will turn on the lights. The system can be scanned and the door switches checked. If the dealer cannot fix it, then try with another dealer, or have an independent technician inspect the electrical system to determine what problems are occurring.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Door ajar warning on, interior lights on - 2014 BMW X1

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Accelerator not as responsive at times.

Hello. This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position...

Q: Cabin lights not working in the middle section of the van. Which fuse I need to check ?

There are several tests that you can do in order to make sure this is a fuel issue. Try turning on the lights by both opening the doors, and turning them on with the driver's switch. If the bulb does...

Q: Q: Car overheats; coolant leak

If the engine got hot enough to cause a head gasket failure then all of these other parts must be replaced with it. I typically do a block test to verify that the head gasket is bad. If it is...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...