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Old 29th May 2013, 11:46   #1
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In my innova, the 'door ajar' indicator on the dashboard keeps glowing, and cabin lamps remain on even when all the doors are closed. I checked the sensors on four doors, and they seem good to me. So the suspect is the rear hatch, but I could not locate any sensors on the door or on the frame. Does anyone know where the sensor is?

The indication goes off when I lock the car, or when the car is running, but I have to keep the cabin lamps in 'OFF' position at all times.

Before taking the car to the service station only for this problem, I want to see if there is an easy fix...

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Old 29th May 2013, 13:30   #2
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In my innova, the 'door ajar' indicator on the dashboard keeps glowing, and cabin lamps remain on even when all the doors are closed.
The indication goes off when I lock the car, or when the car is running, but I have to keep the cabin lamps in 'OFF' position at all times.
Before taking the car to the service station only for this problem, I want to see if there is an easy fix
It could be a simple issue with the switches on the pillars (usually located at the bottom of the pillar or under the striker covered by a small rubber boot) . Try to isolate which door is causing the issue by pressing on each door which will deactivate the door ajar switch and the light will go off. It could be a case of one of the doors not closing fully. if all that doesn't work then the door ajar switches maybe malfunctioning.
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Some cars have switches for the bonnet also. Check that too.
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It could be a simple issue with the switches on the pillars (usually located at the bottom of the pillar or under the striker covered by a small rubber boot) . Try to isolate which door is causing the issue by pressing on each door which will deactivate the door ajar switch and the light will go off. It could be a case of one of the doors not closing fully. if all that doesn't work then the door ajar switches maybe malfunctioning.
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Saud, Thanks! I have already checked the door switches on the pillar. The indicator continues to glow even when I manually pressed the switches one-by-one. Hence I am suspecting the hatch door.. (and now bonnet, after reading Vikram's response!!)

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Some cars have switches for the bonnet also. Check that too.
Thanks, will check.
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