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99 Outback LTD, 08 Forester, 05 WRX
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Hey everyone,

Tried searching for this but no luck.

My door open light on my cluster is always showing one of my rear doors are open but it's not. I have no idea where I'd even start to fix this. I'd like to actually fix the problem and not just yank the fuse our light out of the cluster :29:

I just bought a 99 Outback from my buddy so I look forward to going to this forum for advice!

Thanks everyone!
 

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2010 OBW limited 2.5 CVT
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The dome light switch for the door is either broken or has fallen out of it's hole in the door opening.
 

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01 Outback H6 VDC, 97 GT wgn w/ ej22, 98 OBW w/ej22
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dome light on as well??

does the indicator light go out when you push in the button on the door by hand?

one solution, assuming the ''switch / button'' is still mounted in the door jamb as it should be is to glue a nickle to the door where the button hits it. this issue is not unheard of and the nickle trick may work if the light goes off when pushed by hand.

if the light does not go out when pushed by hand, then you probably need a new switch.
 

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99 Outback LTD, 08 Forester, 05 WRX
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Thanks for the response guys!

It looks like the door just isn't hitting the switch completely. After repeated "slammings" of the door, it just won't go off. I'll try the nickle trick since the door only needs a little added pressure to hit the sensor correctly.

Hopefully this'll fix it!

Thanks again guys! Now I don't have to unplug my battery every time I get out of my car!
 

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Mine does this intermittently, so much so that I have to have the dome light permanently off.
I'm 90% sure the fault on mine is from the tailgate but Subaru over-complicated it enough back there to just make me say 'f*ck it' and leave it alone.
 

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The nickel trick seemed to do the trick. Thanks everyone!
 

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Rather than "nickel" solution, I had used a round velcro (or any self-stick round plastic/rubber pad) on that area (on my previous cars) and it always worked well!
 
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