Open door dash light stays on?

Asked by Jun 03, 2009 at 08:54 AM about the 2000 Hyundai Sonata V6 GLS FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

anyone know why the open door light would stay on even when all 4 doors are closed? it drains my battery everyday!

12 Answers

255

I would check the contacts on all doors to make sure one is not broken/stuck/ or not making good contact with the door.

20 people found this helpful.
375

the problem is the switch just put a spacer on the door directly were is the switch button

31 people found this helpful.
350

Eric, I have this preoblem with my 2010 Sonata. I am a 74 year old woman. Please give me more instruction.

35 people found this helpful.
140

Eric, your suggestioned worked. i located the switch and wiggled the switch within the rubber tip and WAH-LA it worked. now when i shut the door the "open door icon" is gone from dash board. thank you, as you probably save me a few dollars by doing this myself . thanks again, Becky

14 people found this helpful.
225

i have a 91 honda civic i have my dome light set to come on when i open a door well that works but when all the doors are shut the dash door light comes on an stays on but the dash door light goes off with the door/doors open. an it cant be wired backwards because there only one wire to the switch an its a negtive wire thats green with red markings... i checked the swithces an clean the ground to the switches i even put washer to make a better ground an still the light attends to stay on with the doors shut. iv tryed everything to fix the problem that i researched on the internet but the light stays on... any help!!!!

17 people found this helpful.
120

Eric, this is so correct. Once I figured out the switch you speak about is the black rubber thing on the car frame, it was a cinch to fix.....thank you so much for your answer....

12 people found this helpful.
130

Hi, I have a 2013 Hyundai Sonata that I bought in Fall of 2014. One day I accidentally closed the driver's side door on the metal part of the seat belt that was hanging out and it caused the switch to not work properly (the door indicator light for the driver side comes on or causes the driver side door to unlock). I had duct tape stuffed into the rubber part covering the black switch to compensate and keep the door from unlocking and the car alarm going off when i'm not inside the car. Outside of going to a dealership, how do I fix the problem and keep the door indicator light from coming on like that?

13 people found this helpful.
20

Thank. You. Been having that issue. Was going to take in to dealers arm and leg but checked as u said and Wow. It worked. Ty

2 people found this helpful.
30

typical problen when the beal belt gets slammed on by the door causing it to dent at the bead base where switch is, replacing switch don't solve the problem you have to fix dent to make it even again

3 people found this helpful.
30

I'm working on a more permanent fix, but a plastic soda bottle cap placed over the jamb switch will allow the switch to work. For my particular problem, the door courtesy light was staying on and draining the battery.

3 people found this helpful.
20

Help I have the same problem on a 2013 Azera . Seat belt does not retract fast enough and got stuck in door ... now switch is broken..

2 people found this helpful.
40

Why is the open door symbol staying on driver door when door is closed on a 2015 sonata

4 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Sonata

Looking for a Used Sonata in your area?

CarGurus has 30,301 nationwide Sonata listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Hyundai Sonata Experts

  • #1
    sumcon
    Reputation
    2,380
  • #2
    toDumbToNotKnow
    Reputation
    1,880
  • #3
    jwhalen70
    Reputation
    1,410
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealersTM

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Elantra
1,188 Great Deals out of 52,453 listings starting at $992
Used Honda Accord
1,185 Great Deals out of 70,208 listings starting at $1,072
Used Toyota Camry
1,532 Great Deals out of 76,016 listings starting at $1,062
Used Kia Optima
722 Great Deals out of 30,093 listings starting at $2,495
Used Nissan Altima
1,690 Great Deals out of 69,520 listings starting at $1,650
Used Honda Civic
1,036 Great Deals out of 61,838 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,138 Great Deals out of 36,822 listings starting at $1,400
Used Nissan Maxima
421 Great Deals out of 13,868 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Corolla
1,522 Great Deals out of 62,642 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
334 Great Deals out of 32,790 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Impala
614 Great Deals out of 21,675 listings starting at $1,495

Used Cars for Sale

2020 Hyundai Sonata For Sale
4,278 listings starting at $18,488
2019 Hyundai Sonata For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 7,763 listings starting at $12,696
2018 Hyundai Sonata For Sale
80 Great Deals out of 1,432 listings starting at $9,988
2017 Hyundai Sonata For Sale
185 Great Deals out of 4,143 listings starting at $6,700
2016 Hyundai Sonata For Sale
180 Great Deals out of 3,220 listings starting at $5,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.