Trouble with driver's side door

Tiny
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I have an 01 vw jetta, 82140 miles, and has a 2.0L engine. My car seems to think that my driver's side door is open. This happened about a year ago when the light on my door came on and never turned off. I had to pull the bulb from the light to get it to shut off. My key fob still works when I unlock the car but it will no longer lock the doors. This is also a problem because I don't think the alarm gets set. I have adjusted the striker and latch on the door and changed out the comfort control module but it hasn't fixed the problem. I am also haveing a problem with my temp gauge. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I will be driving and it will be working fine but then it drops down to 0. Any info on these issues would be greatly appreciated.
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Friday, October 12th, 2007 AT 12:11 PM

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Tiny
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Hello !

To start you should find the Door "Pin Switch" which "tells" the light that the door its open.

That s why the alarm "thinks" the door is open and won t lock it

(to prevent arm the car with a door open)

once found it check it if bad replace it.
And the temp. Gauge could be a loose wire or connection at the water temp. Sensor.

Let us know on your findings !
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Friday, October 12th, 2007 AT 1:06 PM

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