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Malfunctioning door lock - Anybody know where the "closed/open" door sensor is and how to fix?

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When I go to lock the car with the unlock button, the driverside door does not lock, but the alarm activates. The alarm does not go off when the armed door is open, and the "open-door" chime & "lights-on" chime do not activate.
I sprayed some wd-40 into the door latch mechinism and everything worked fine for about a day or so. I'm guessing the sensor is in the door latch mechinism, and am wondering if I just need a better lubricant, or if the sensor needs to be cleaned, or I have a poor electrical connection.
Any thoughts or ideas? Anybody had this problem before? Thanks!
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I just started having the exact same problem with my '00 GTI. About 75% of the time, the driver's side door will not lock via the remote lock button, though the alarm will "arm". For some reason, unlocking the door and then relocking it via the buttons seems to do the trick. I would appreciate any info you find, and will be sure to post anything I run across.
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