Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

The radio does not shut off when the left front door is opened

(2011 Chevrolet Malibu)
in Northbrook, IL on August 13, 2018
The radio does not shut off when the left front door is opened and the car is off.
And i did notice that when i open that left front door light does not turn on inside .when i open the passenger doors the light inside turn on.

How long have you had this problem? 12 weeks
Tags: chevrolet, malibu
Displaying 3 answers & 0 comments
Popular Answer
on August 13, 2018
After key is turned OFF - all accessories will be automatically switched off after 10 minutes regardless.

‘IF’ desired - can open any other door to turn accessories off until repair is completed.
Sign in to reply
on August 13, 2018
Open that door and check and see if there is a little black push button switch. It would be in the door jamb area and the idea is the switch would be pushed in when the door is closed. If you have one then that could be bad or damaged.

If you don't see anything like that then it's built into the door lock actuator assembly. In that case you can spray some WD-40 into the door lock mechanism on the door and open and close the door a few times to loosen it up.
That works about 50% of the time.

Sign in to reply
I agree it is probably the push button door jam switch.

Sign in to reply
Get a repair estimate
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide.
Or interested in getting a repair? Find a Shop

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
I have a buick rendevouz, the brake light and chime comes on after driving for a while, shut the car off and it clear...
Didn't find what you were looking for?