Flickering driver door switch lights and ambient lighting issue

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I have the same exact flickering driver door switch issue on my ‘22. It’s identical to the video you posted. I’ll be following this thread. Glad to hear I’m not alone.

Was driving home this evening and it starting doing the exact same thing with the door switch lights. I noticed right after I parked in the driveway. Oddly enough, the red fasten seat belt light went off the same time the door switch lights did. Haven’t called the dealer yet. Have a 22 GT2
 

Kevindirk

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I am having this same issue with my 2022 stinger Gt2 AWD. The window and door lock lights on my driver side door blink on and off and at the same time my headlights blink bright and dim only if they’re in auto mode. Just bought it in November and I’ve Taken it to the dealer 2 times now for this issue and they say they can’t find anything wrong with it. I also took a video of mine while it was doing it and the dealer wouldn’t even watch it. I called the Kia consumer line and they opened a case.

This is the exact problem I have in my new 2023. Only have had the car for a couple months and this is happening.
 

klvn

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Same thing is happening on my new 2022 received in May. Maybe unrelated but the lights from my driver door switches turn off when reversing and I've been having intermittent issues with my driver assistance not working/beeping. I almost reversed and hit something had I not been paying attention. The driver assistance would have beeped and prevented the car from going any further. My mirrors point downwards typically when reversing and that's been acting up too. I think I'm going to have to bring it in but afraid they're just going to turn me away saying they can't replicate the issue. The problem is it's intermittent and doesn't happen when you want to replicate it.
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MerlintheMad

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^^^It's very easy to turn off the parking sensors by accident; I did this several times early into my Stinger experience (learning curve). As for the on/off again electrical crap, that's the worst thing I dread the most (so far, only an occasional flatlined TPMS system, which comes back on after one to a few days and continues to operate flawlessly for months: the last time it went down was in late July *knock on wood*). You have this thread's solution: show it to your technicians, and may your issue be swiftly resolved.:(
 

klvn

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^^^It's very easy to turn off the parking sensors by accident; I did this several times early into my Stinger experience (learning curve). As for the on/off again electrical crap, that's the worst thing I dread the most (so far, only an occasional flatlined TPMS system, which comes back on after one to a few days and continues to operate flawlessly for months: the last time it went down was in late July *knock on wood*). You have this thread's solution: show it to your technicians, and may your issue be swiftly resolved.:(
I'm not sure I follow re: turning off the parking sensors by accident. Maybe I can elaborate - I would be in reverse and the car would have the typical reverse chime (different than the tone that alerts you when you're close to an object) but it keeps chiming every few seconds despite not moving. Normal behaviour is it chimes when you're changing between P/D/N/R. My folding mirrors would fold in and out multiple times, again not moving but in reverse gear. It's as if the car is struggling to understand it's actually in reverse or P/D/N. It sounds like an electrical issue to me but may or may not be related to the PWMS. I'll be bringing it in to get checked out but just found it weird the symptoms are somewhat related with the driver door switch lights turning off when in reverse gear.
 
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MerlintheMad

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I'm not sure I follow re: turning off the parking sensors by accident. Maybe I can elaborate - I would be in reverse and the car would have the typical reverse chime (different than the tone that alerts you when you're close to an object) but it keeps chiming every few seconds despite not moving. Normal behaviour is it chimes when you're changing between P/D/N/R. My folding mirrors would fold in and out multiple times, again not moving but in reverse gear. It's as if the car is struggling to understand it's actually in reverse or P/D/N. It sounds like an electrical issue to me but may or may not be related to the PWMS. I'll be bringing it in to get checked out but just found it weird the symptoms are somewhat related with the driver door switch lights turning off when in reverse gear.
Now you've added details that would not be confused with the parking sensors: my car does not "chime" in reverse: it "beeps" starting when you enter the green zone, then yellow then red (then *whump* if you don't get on the brakes). That function is what I've unintentionally turned off (but not for years now). Your description does sound like some electrical fubar, and I am sorry. Hopefully it won't hound you and they'll find the cause quickly.
 

klvn

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I had a dashcam hardwired into the fusebox for months and I recently removed it since I uploaded the videos. It happened again the day after I removed the hardwiring but hasn't happened since for 2 weeks. I'm not 100% certain that it's related though but I'll keep you guys posted.
 

Jjoeyd92

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Was driving home this evening and it starting doing the exact same thing with the door switch lights. I noticed right after I parked in the driveway. Oddly enough, the red fasten seat belt light went off the same time the door switch lights did. Haven’t called the dealer yet. Have a 22 GT2
That's what mine has been doing since the first week of owning it, 2023 btw, then it stopped for awhile and just did it again the other day, down side here I really don't want to go to dealer right now too much work to undo on car lol. Did they fix yours?
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95oRANGEcRUSH

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Just about 7 months since the dealer replaced my PWMS and I haven’t had any issues with the switch lights flickering and the ambient lighting. Hopefully, I remain in the clear.
 
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Came here seeking answers. So is it the door or the seat because like someone else I noticed my seatbelt dash light go off at the same time.
 
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