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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-11-2006, 11:53 Thread Starter
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"Door open" dash warning light intermittently on

HI All,

This has just started happening. Is it a known fault?

All doors are shut........

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-11-2006, 12:09
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I get this from time to time on my Tourer.

I find that opening the tailgate using the remote switch
in the cabin, then closing the hatch again cures the fault.

Took alot of slamming doors to figure it out though !!!
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You may well find that it is the bonnet causing the problem and yes, it has come up on this forum. I find that mine somtimes flashed on and off intermittently when driving in high winds/ high speeds although the bonnet is in fact locked down. The bonnet is lifted by the wind just enough for the switch to break. Then as wind relaxes, the bonnet rests correctly restoring pressure to the switch and the light goes out.

I fiddled with the rubber stops and stuck a tiny block of rubber on the underside of the bonnet to ensure the switch stays pressed. I did consider disconnecting the wires to the switch and bridging them permanently, but resisted doing this.
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Screw in a touch the two rubber stops on the bonnet slam panel. A false indication is often caused by the bonnet closing too high and therefore not fully depressing the switch you can see on the slam panel. Either that or the switch itself may be faulty

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is it saying door open or bonnet open/boot open? as on my 75 it tells you where the problem is, so to save hassle of messing around with bonnets/boots etc it could be the door and vice versa
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is it saying door open or bonnet open/boot open? as on my 75 it tells you where the problem is, so to save hassle of messing around with bonnets/boots etc it could be the door and vice versa
On some models there are individual warnings, and on others just one
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Thanks all, will have a look

It doesn't have message centre on mine so it just lets you know "something" is open!

Going on and off on bumpy roads so bonnet is probably likely I guess

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hi if its the bonnet the light on the dash comes on but the interieor light stays off if its a door switch the intereior light comes on as well
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hi if its the bonnet the light on the dash comes on but the interieor light stays off if its a door switch the intereior light comes on as well
Good point And one to remember

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