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#1 (permalink) Old 04-22-2011, 12:37 AM
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My wife was driving the '04 Sorento on our bumpy road today, and said the "door ajar" light came on and started beeping at her. She stopped and checked all the doors and the rear hatch, and even after everything was verified as closed, it was still doing it. She said it went away for a while, and then was happening again when she would turn at an intersection.

I'm going to poke around in the morning and locate the door switches, but I could use some pointers. Is there a harness somewhere under the hood I should look at? A starting point would be great here, since I'm just going in blindly.

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Update:

I drove it this morning to put gas in it, and it did in fact beep at me on right-turns only. I don't think the dome light came on, by the way.

Also, she said she was once again driving on our bumpy road, and the doors all spontaneously unlocked. I could really use some advice here

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The door switches are very easy to find, they are in the door jam on the body side. the best thing to do is get in car with all doors shut with the key on and them push on each door from the inside. This will tell you what door is the problem (most likely on the left side due to more pressure is put on them during right turns). I have seen several times that the sheet metal gets pushed in by accidently closing the door on the seat belt, and this allows the switch to be pushed back enough to not make contact with the door. If this is the case remove switch and gently bend the metal back into position with a screw driver.
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Thank you! It was the driver door. Your advice worked perfectly!

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