Where is the door sensor?

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Asked by Feb 14, 2017 at 06:44 PM about the 2012 Kia Optima

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Something melted in the handle of my driver side door. Now the car thinks the
door is open all the time. I no longer use the interior lights function that is
linked to the door sensor. I drive with the door open light on my dash. And on
top of that my car alarm likes to go off at really inconvenient times for no
reason.

I'm about to embark on a DIY repair.  Can anyone tell me where the sensors
are for the car door? Or what it looks like? Any suggested is much
appreciated. Thanks!

5 Answers

66,725

Many of them now days are in the door latch.

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If it involves taking off the panel, I know how to do that due to a speaker problem from before. I'm only looking for suggestions about the door sensor. Thanks!

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Thanks Bob Any suggestions on how to remove /clean the latch in my particular model? (2012 Kia Optima)

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66,725

Perhaps stop by your local dealership and discuss with the parts department on where exactly the sensor is, but my guess it is integrated into the door latch. The part inside the door.

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I have that same problem in my 2013 need to know where are the senser

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