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Old 11-07-2006, 04:20 PM   #1
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Default Door Ajar problems

Has anyone had any problems with the "Door Ajar" message showing in the information center? I have had my XE for three weeks and this started happening in the second week. My dealer has replaced the drivers door locking mechanism and all was well for three days and then the problem resurfaced. I can't lock my car because the computer will detect a door ajar sometime after locking the car and set off the alarm. This can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 45 minutes, but it will happen. I have a good experienced Saturn mechanic trying to fix the problem, but he is having trouble running it down. I thought I might see if anyone on the forum has heard of this.

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Old 11-08-2006, 03:47 PM   #2
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I can't help diagnose it, but in the meantime, do the door lock buttons inside the car set the security system? (I doubt it, but you never know.) If not, you could use those to lock the car in the meantime.

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Old 11-09-2006, 12:27 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply! The alarm goes off no matter how the door locks are activated. I left the car at Saturn of Raleigh yesterday so the mechanic could drive it and trouble shoot it until the problem is found. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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Old 11-17-2006, 01:13 PM   #4
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Default Re: Door Ajar problems/ the fix!

In case anyone needs it, this is the fix. There is a module, # 15941000, that I believe is known as the body control module. This module is programable and there are many things that can be changed on your car's operation by programing this module. For example, the door locks can be programed to lock after the car is in motion, not when you shift into gear. The doors can be programed to unlock after the car is in park and the key is taken out of the ignition, not when the car is put in park. My mechanic is going to show me, on his computer screen, all the changes that can be done. I may want to change some and some I may not. Bottom line is that I can drive now without the chimes and alarms going off.

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Old 11-17-2006, 06:04 PM   #5
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Does the programming of this module have to be done at the dealership? Is it something we can do? I have noticed my doors do not unlock after I put it in park and remove the key.

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Old 11-18-2006, 07:26 AM   #6
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Yes, as far as I know it has to be done at the dealership. I notice you are in NC. The mechanic who did the work is at the Raleigh Saturn dealership. His name is Garrett and is very personable. I am sure if you called him he would let you, or your dealership, know how to reprogram the module to your choices.

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Old 07-14-2007, 12:45 AM   #7
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Default Re: Door Ajar problems

My XR just had this problem during a long trip from St Louis to Austin, in the middle of Oklahoma. The DOOR AJAR line and warning chime started while we were driving. We talked to ONSTAR and they did a diagnostic and found nothing unusual.
The problem persisted into Texas, not letting us lock the doors or set the security system. But once we got home it went away and has not appeared since, and we can't reproduce it (at least not without driving to Oklahoma!).
Has anyone else seen this problem recently? Otherwise the car has been glitch free.

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Old 07-15-2007, 09:27 AM   #8
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Does the programming of this module have to be done at the dealership? Is it something we can do? I have noticed my doors do not unlock after I put it in park and remove the key.
I think it's something anyone can do through the personalization settings on the Drivers Information Center (DIC) as explained in the owners manual.

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