C5 Headlight Door Won't Stay Shut with Motor

Last week I encountered a problem with my driver side headlight door. When I turn the headlights out the door closes then immediately opens to about 1/2 to 3/4's the way open. I can crank the door down manually. I replaced the motor gear but the problem persists. The old gear shows no wear or damage. Is there a switch or sensor that could be bad?
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