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Old 02-09-2012, 02:52 PM
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Hey guys, I recently replaced the driver's door on my 2001 regular cab ram 1500. The jam switch is now unable to reach the new door, so the chimer & interior light would stay on all the time. I stuck a small but strong round magnet on the door where it meets the jam switch, no more interior light always on or chimer, but if I hit a bump too hard, the interior light flashes at me. It makes me think a greed camera is snapping pics of my plates! I assume it is because the magnet cure is not deep enough. the panel gaps all look great & the door latches perfectly. I would hate to think that I have to remove the panel & punch out the steel from the inside to fix it, or weld on extra steel plating to that area. I know many GM vehicles have adjustable jam switches, but this unit appears to be a push in & snap into place unit with no adjustment. Anyone else dealt with this problem before? Have any ideas? I have been through the service manual back & fourth, it only talks of how to replace it, but no adjustment is shown. Help!
 
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:19 PM
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Maybe the switch needs replace? Seems to me the plunger is stuck. And is the new door adjusted properly and lining up on the outside?
 
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:51 PM
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the switch is adjustable pull it and adjust it
 
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:33 PM
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The door gaps all over the outside are perfect, but there is a noticeably larger gap in the area of the jam switch. Hey, mrfarrell, it looks like a push in & your done switch, with no adjustment. I did what you mentioned & it eventually slid back in all the way & stopped meeting the gap completely. I know many gm units have a threaded ring you can adjust out for such an ocassion, but this one does not. Looks like I will have to pound the door out from the inside afterall. Bummer.
 
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:51 PM
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Could you just put a gm unit in there? It seems like it would be easy to splice in. Just a thought, I have no experience
 
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I was considering that exact option lately.
 
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:12 PM
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basicly the switch is ribbed with a center ring around it you tap this back or forth to adjust the switch..if your switch is sticking try lubbing it up and turning it first..
 
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That is exactly the advice I was looking for! Thanks man!
 
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