no the lights are off, I'm also getting a clicking sound under the hood while the ignition is off, I'm thinking its related to the chime issue+1 @Squid. There are a variety of potential issues, which could make the car think the door is still open. Did you accidentally leave the lights on? The car would chime at that the moment you open the door. If not that, these things are now full of electronics controlling everything. In the old days, the door switch would simply ground the interior lights when the switch closed, but those days are long gone.
If the chime shuts off when the door is closed, I would not be too fussed about it, as at least it’s not going to drain the battery on you. But I think that this is a job for a dealer, since they will be in a better position to diagnose the entire system to track down the problem part.
Ah, you failed to mention that above. To paraphrase Hamlet, “To a dealership, go, and quickly too.”
You’re right. I’ve got another year of warranty plus extended, so at this point I don’t have to wrench on the car. I have, however, been working on cars for over four decades, and have lots of experience fixing issues. I’m sorry that you haven’t got some answer that you like, remotely, through a forum. You are standing beside the car and haven’t figured it out, so I’m not sure what you expect from all of us based on a few lines of information. I gave you a perfectly good reason for going to a dealership. If you don’t want to, that’s your choice, but I suspect you will not solve the problem in the driveway. However, once you have solved the problem, feel free to update us on how you solved it.thats not much of an answer, but what did I expect from a forum?