The switches that control the lights for open doors are made right into the door latches and they have a history of sticking and causing problems like that.
Here is a technique that often works well and eliminates the problem at no cost.
Get a can of spray lube like WD40 or something like it and has a straw on the nozzle. Spray it generously up into the latch mechanism. Now open and close the door numerous times to work it in. Repeat this process several times.
Monday, February 14th, 2011 AT 2:46 PM