Having problems with your 2005 Honda CR-V ?

My honda crv flahses a light with the back door open. This occurs when you accelerate in speed. My husband tested me so what he did was lock all the doors then asked me to go to the back door and pull really hard on the handle. As I did the light appeared. So I am wondering how we can fix this flashing red light problem with the back door ourselves without going to some repair shop.

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 20-09-2021

Answers :

The problem is either that the switch in the door is reporting a problem that doesn't really exist, the door is truly closed but the switch has bad location and so reports it isn't, or the door is really not all the way shut and the switch is right.which way you choose to fix it depends on which you decide is true. if you think that the door is really not quite shut, or not as all the way shut as it should be, you can take the door loose at the hinges and make some thin shims with holes for the screws that hold the door in place. the idea is that the shims will make the door fit just a little tighter. you should be able to find some thin sheet metal at a building supply store, make the shims fit the space and locate holes in the shims so that they stay in place. it's not tough to do. just a little measuring, metal cutting and some holes to drill. don't use aluminum, it will just flatten out and after while you will have the same problem again. if you think that the door is already shut plenty good then you can move the switch a little bit. the switch mechanism itself should be a little round thing, see if you can wiggle it out of place. if you can remove it you can probably put a washer behind it and put it back and so move it just a little closer to the door surface that moves the part of the switch that closes the circuit when the door is shut. of course you could just take the switch apart and twist the wires together and then the light will never come on again whether the door is open or not. i don't recommend that option. hope that helps
You should be able to adjust either the latch on the door, or the part it catches on. I assume the part on the door,( if we're talking about a rear hatch) will have two bolts on it. If you loosen them you should be able to slide it one way or another.
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