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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-06-2013, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Car wont start unless driver door open

My 96 impala wont start unless door open.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-06-2013, 09:35 PM
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That's a new one to me.


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Then I guess you better have that door open when you flip that key over



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Do you hav an alarm o anything recently installed

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No theres no alarm installed
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-07-2013, 07:07 PM
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By no means an expert and I rarely use the forum, but it sounds to me like a short in the wiring harness. Try pulling the kick plate off under the driver's side A pillar and look at the wires coming from the driver door. A white and tan couple of wires go to the switch that kicks the inside lights on when the door opens. I bought my car used and some guy did an extremely half-a**ed job with wiring when he installed a custom alarm in there. If you have something similar it could be shorting. I believe that switch is normally off, coming on only when the door is shut and the switch is depressed. Just some food for thought. If nothing else, perhaps you could bypass the switch.
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