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Door Ajar Indicator Light 85 GL Wagon


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#1 sregor13

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 08:23 PM

My Door Ajar Light stays on because I think that door got hit at one point. Does anyone know how they are triggered so I can just shut that one permanently. Thanks

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 09:15 PM

well im not posative on how to get to it but i think that you would just have to get to the switch on the pillar and disconnect the wire from it but i could be wrong?

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 09:17 PM

Yeah that is about right. There is a little rubber covered switch on the door jam, that when the door closes it closes the switch. Just unscrew that switch and disconnect the wire attached to the back of it.

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 10:05 PM

Interesting, I could not locate any switch when I last checked. I will look again. Thanks

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 10:16 PM

Which car?

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 10:22 PM

85 Gl Wagon as mentioned in the Title of the Post. I was going to put it in the body as well and sometimes do. Just didn't want to redundantantant....... Thanks

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 01:17 AM

glad to know i was actually right lol, on my 85 its right toward the bottom on the pillar itself not looking at at the moment but i think its like 4 or 5 inches up from the bottom of the door(sorry its pouring here otherwise i would run out and check)

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 04:18 AM

Sorry, didn't see the year, only that the door ajar title.. Which door is showing to be open?

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 10:08 AM

Sorry, didn't see the year, only that the door ajar title.. Which door is showing to be open?


Sorry Qman, it is the passenger side Front (Right Front) and occasionally the rear drivers ( Left Rear)

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 05:13 PM

OK, lets start with the passenger front. Open the door and look in the lower rear corner of the body. There should be a plunger style switch that activates the interior lights and the door ajar sensor. It should have a rubber cover over it. These covers break and come off over time. Check for the presence of the switch and whether or not the cover is there as well. The switch pops into place but has keepers that have to be accessed from the interior side. You have to remove the B-pillar interior trim to get to it.

Let us know what you find.

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 06:47 PM

OK, lets start with the passenger front. Open the door and look in the lower rear corner of the body. There should be a plunger style switch that activates the interior lights and the door ajar sensor. It should have a rubber cover over it. These covers break and come off over time. Check for the presence of the switch and whether or not the cover is there as well. The switch pops into place but has keepers that have to be accessed from the interior side. You have to remove the B-pillar interior trim to get to it.

Let us know what you find.


Okay I found the switch, I was looking in the front, so thanks for your details. The switch on this one was held in place by a Philips head screw. No keepers on the Inside, thankfully. Anywaus the reason it was not engaging is becasue the portion of the door meant to depress it is rusted out. I threw a bracket over it for now, later I will patch the door. Thanks alot to all who helped. Gabe




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