2002 Kia Spectra Q&A
2002 Kia Spectra Question: My door open light in dashboard comes on when doors are closed.
When all the doors are closed my door open light in dashboard comes on and blinks and sometimes stays on and sometimes when I arrive home and close the doors the light stays on and I'm afraid my battery will go dead. I wouldn't mind taking the fuse out but possibly that fuse does other things on the dash too. Any fixes possible would be appreciated. - bsoirez
poss door switch is going bad.seek diag as not to waste money - globalhelper
If this is a sedan, and the dome light is not staying on, you may have a lamp on inside the trunk compartment. The dash light should not by itself cause a battery drain but a light bulb will. Just to be safe, I would tell you to remove the trunk bulb because aside from doing a parasitic draw test with an ammeter, the only way to know if the light is turning off is to climb inside the trunk and shut the lid. It does sound like you may have a bad door switch, however I have seen some problems on these older Kias with door striker adjustments. The door switch is inside the latch on these and requires replacement of the latch assembly. Try this: from outside the car, try to keep your eye on the door ajar lamp and push each door closed. If the light goes out, the door may need to be adjusted. If nothing changes, the most likely cause is one of the switches. Most likely the driver door. Good luck - Rojo1