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The switch for the door is built into the door lock and they do have a tendency to break.Theres a little microswitch thats touches part of the lock mechanism inside the door and the small pin on the end of it can break causing problems like the ones you describe.
I'd give the garage the benefit of the doubt and say that the fact it happened whilst they were working on an unconnected part of the car was just coincidence.I'm not sure if the switch is available seperately or wether you have to buy a new lock mechanism,hoepfully someone else can answer that.
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2004 Saab 9-5 HOT Aero and a 2001 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo