Used Skoda Door Sensor Switchs

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About Door Sensor Switchs

The Skoda door sensor switch is a simple yet clever sensor which detects when the door is opened or closed.

The door sensor switch is usually linked to the car’s alarm and security system, so if the sensor switch detects unauthorised entry, by the car door being opened without the use of a key, the car alarm is activated. 

This type of sensor usually works with a magnetically operated switch called a reed switch. The door sensor switch is hidden in the door frame and a magnet is placed on the other side of the door and this is all connected to an electrical circuit. When the car door is opened this moves the switch and the magnet apart, which makes the electrical connectors come together which sets the alarm off. The door sensor switch also activates the internal light/s in the car when the door is opened and the light/s are switched off when the door is shut again. 

Faulty door sensor switches can mean the sensor will not detect an intrusion which jeopardises the safety of the vehicle. It can also lead to problems with the car’s central locking system and can cause the internal lights to either not come on when the door is opened or to stay on when the door is closed. These type of sensors will wear out over time. Damage to the wiring or to the sensor itself will mean you’ll need to replace this part. Buying a Skoda door sensor switch will ensure you’ll get the right part for the make and model of your vehicle.

Skoda trivia

  • Skoda started off in Czechoslovakia, but they are now owned by a German company, while their cars are actually built in Europe.
  • Skoda is the 3rd oldest car manufacturer in the world. They sell an estimated one million cars every year.
  • The 2018 Skoda Kodiaq RS is a seven-seater that set a new speed record in the car that has yet to be beaten (the car was driven by Top Gear presenter Sabine Schmitz).
  • Skoda model names are often very peculiar. They have taken seemingly random words from Latin and English. The Karoq model is named after an old Alutiiq word that means both 'car' and 'arrow'. Of course, the Skoda Yeti is named after the Nepalese version of Bigfoot.
  • The team that designed the Lamborghini Miura and the Countach also designed the Skoda Favorit.