Driver side door ajar sensor wont shut off

When I start my car the driver side door ajar alert pops up and sometimes will shut off. Recently it will not turn off so soon. My interior lights stay on while im driving and the doors will not lock. What do I do to help fix this.

My car has 75930 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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The door switch latch has a pin switch in it that after time will stick or not make contact intermittently over time. The pin switch can be removed and cleaned or replaced if cleaning does not correct the condition.

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Depending on the type of vehicle you have, your door ajar light can come on for any number of reasons: An electrical short in the dome light. An electrical short in the anti-theft system. A door switch stuck in the “open” position.
To turn the door ajar alarm on or off on 600 and 700 Series products, press the Bell On/Off key on the right-hand side of the control panel.
Sounds like one of the door switches (located in the door jamb of the doors) is faulty. Either the switch contact is not opening when the door is shut or the switch is corroded and there is a permanent earth signal on the signal lead back to the body control module or the instrument panel (depends on model and year).
There are a few reasons why a sensor could be trying to get your attention. Sometimes a power surge or other type of equipment failure can cause a door sensor to start beeping. In other cases, it can be something as simple as a glitch in the sensor, faulty batteries, or could require a replacement.
Remove the SENSOR COVER and confirm that your Door/Window Sensor is powered up. 2. Press and hold the BUTTON for at least 10 seconds then release. A flashing light indicates a successful factory reset.
If you don`t have a reflector or a laser pointer, you can also use a piece of tape to bypass the sensors. Place the tape over the sensor, and it will reflect the light back onto the sensor. This will trick the sensor into thinking that there is no obstruction, and you will be able to open your garage door.
In theory, you can trick a door sensor by placing a magnet against the door to keep the reed switch closed. The sensor will think the door is closed, even after you`ve opened it.
Even just leaving a door slightly ajar may be enough to cause the internal lights to illuminate – and if you leave your lights on long enough, your car`s battery will be drained. Luckily, this can be easily fixed with a jump-start, and in most cases, your battery will be just fine afterward.

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