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Door Ajar Switches/Sensors

How many door ajar switches are there on my 4 door?

My passanger side switches are taking a crap, ive tried wd-40 and it fixes the problem for about a day. its only the passenger side. (for now)

is there one in the back doors?

can i just cut the wire that goes to the GEM. i know when i did the door dinger mod i moved the wire from the drivers door to the passanger door wire. so now nothing goes into the GEM for the drivers side, and both the drivers and passanger side doors go into the GEM in the same place.

so im wondering if i just run the drivers door into the GEM in the passanger side liek i have currently and just cut the wire from the passanger door, the light shouldnt no longer come on. if the passanger door is open. correct?
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that sounds about right.....
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That should work, but why not just totally disable both doors? Just as long as your dome light comes on
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that is the problem. if i did it wouldnt come on. and the radio wouldnt turn off.
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hmm....and an inline toggle would endu up being a PITA after about a day....maybe Bob would know(Ok well Im sure he knows, but maybe he aught to chime in here....)
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youre supposed to use lithium grease or something i think.
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^ Thats what your supposed to use on the hinges, but I dont know about using it on switches...but if WD-40 worked...give it a shot
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im having a brain fart, maybe silicon spray. either way, use something thicker. thats what the stealership informed me to do...
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White Lightening lithunum Grease....... that works really good
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How many door ajar switches are there on my 4 door?

My passanger side switches are taking a crap, ive tried wd-40 and it fixes the problem for about a day. its only the passenger side. (for now)

is there one in the back doors?
There are 4 door ajar switches on a 4-dr S/C. Each rear door has a switch at the bottom latch.
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ok that is what i needed to know. now i need to figure out if it front or back door.

thanks bob.
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I used wd40 2 years ago and it hasnt come back on yet.
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i used it a year and a half ago. it just came back
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