Q: The door ajar light won't turn off

asked by on

The door ajar light keeps turning on while I am driving. It does turn off eventually. I have tested all the solenoid valves on each door by cycling them open/closed, but I cannot get the light to turn off in the first place to test where the problem is. Any tips on where to look?

Hello. On most vehicles, this is caused by the door switch in the latch assembly failing, or by the wiring from the door jamb wearing and breaking from years of use. All of the door panels will need to be removed, and each circuit and switch should be tested to know for sure which one it is.

If you need to have this done, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your door light issue and perform the necessary repairs.

Was this answer helpful?
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. The door ajar light won't turn off

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: My car vibrates between 50-60 mph

A vibration while driving is generally caused by something that rotates with vehicle speed. A number of components can be the cause. An out of balance tire or tires, as well as an out of round tire (shifted belt) or...

Q: installed wire harness kit causing brake lights to stay on trailer and causing brake lights on car not to work

Hello there, it sounds like something may have shorted out. The brake switch system can only support so many amps of power, and with the addition of the trailer lights, it may have exceeded the capacity and caused the fuse...

Q: Overheating car no leaks

The cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, should be pressure tested to determine if there is a leak. Leaks can be outwardly visible (external) as well as hidden (internal) in a circumstance for example where the cylinder head gasket(s)...

Related articles

What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.