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Hi All,
I have a 53 plate Mazda 3 TS2.
Just recently the dashboard lights flash and the beeping goes off every time open open the drivers door. As soon as I shut the door it goes stops.
I (think) i have narrowed it down to the door courtesy light switch, but cant locate it. Nothing in the online manual shows where it is and i cant physically see one on the door. I assume its somehow built into the lock mechanism. If i shut the door up to the lock striker plate it stops. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.

Regards

Kenny

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Re: Dashboard lights flashing and beeping. when drivers door open.
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2019, 07:11:00 PM »
Hi All,
I have a 53 plate Mazda 3 TS2.
Just recently the dashboard lights flash and the beeping goes off every time open open the drivers door. As soon as I shut the door it goes stops.
I (think) i have narrowed it down to the door courtesy light switch, but cant locate it. Nothing in the online manual shows where it is and i cant physically see one on the door. I assume its somehow built into the lock mechanism. If i shut the door up to the lock striker plate it stops. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.

Regards

Kenny

Weird.  Mine only beeps when I open the driver's door when I've not turned the lights (sidelights/headlights) off.  No flashing dashboard lights though.  Sounds like an electrical fault to me if the dashboard lights flash.

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Re: Dashboard lights flashing and beeping. when drivers door open.
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2019, 11:09:09 PM »
I have a '53 plate  2 ltr  and I haven't experienced this either. As Engineer Andy says, it sounds like some sort of electrical fault. Possibly a failing earth connection that needs tightening up.   
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Re: Dashboard lights flashing and beeping. when drivers door open.
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2019, 11:09:09 PM »