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(Cross-posted because I'm unsure of which thread this should be in)

I just had my mechanic replace one of my burned out headlights when I took Valerie Sunflower in for her 60,000 mile scheduled maintenance (yes, it took about ten years to get there). Now I no longer have a warning tone when I open the door with the lights on / keys in the ignition.

Even though this may be something caused by the mechanic (it didn't start until they poked under the hood), I'd rather see if it's something I can fix myself before messing with going back in to their shop again. It is a MAJOR pain to get in to my mechanic.

Is there a fuse or something that controls this? Or is this a common problem? Has anyone heard of this / experienced this before? One of my old pickup trucks would say DOOR AJAR all the time unless I really slammed the door like three or four times, I'm wondering if a switch didn't go ... ?

Any help appreciated. I'll call my mechanic in the morning just in case nobody has any ideas, since I'm sure it'll take at least a week or two to get me in there :mad: I will say, though, once you get an appointment with them they are fast and (unless proven otherwise) very efficient & good with my little bug.
 

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If you have access to vagcom you can run an output test on the instruments that will test the buzzer, but the buzzer is AFAIK integral with the instrument cluster so I am having to live with no warning tones...
 

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If you have access to vagcom you can run an output test on the instruments that will test the buzzer, but the buzzer is AFAIK integral with the instrument cluster so I am having to live with no warning tones...
I've actually got an appointment with my mechanic for next week. I really think it's the sensor in the door, since it's not just warning tones - the car physically does not "know" when I open the door, including automatically re-locking and re-arming itself even if I open the door, and the dome lights don't trigger from the driver's side door.
 

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Sure enough; just got a call from my mechanic, it was the door latch assembly. It was covered under my extended warranty, so a $75 deductible later I'm good to go. Thanks, all!
 

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You probably have a bulb out or on its way out...not related to this topic though.
 
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