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Door Ajar Malfunction

Hey Everyone,

I have a 2003 6.0L powerstroke and I know that the door ajar sensors are a common issue on these vehicles. It seems like its common for people spray a lot of cleaner/lube into the door latch components and say that it goes away. I have had a bit of a different response when I did this. I know that the passenger front door is responsible, I sprayed some brake clean in the latch (to clean out the dust) and than sprayed some white lithium grease in there to lube it up. Now when I open the door, the light turns off, and when I close the door the light turns on, its like the switch is working backwards. I was wondering if anyone else had this problem before, does it sound like something that requires the replacement of the latch, or just more cleaning? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Hahah, now that's funny. I hate when stuff works asbackwards! I'd say replace it.

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I've had the problem on my windstar and repetitivaly on the eX.
BRAKE CLEANER ONLY and I haven't had the problem since. Key, IMO, is to get the lube out of there that collects the dust ect.

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I've had the problem on my windstar and repetitivaly on the eX.
BRAKE CLEANER ONLY and I haven't had the problem since. Key, IMO, is to get the lube out of there that collects the dust ect.
Since you get rid of all the lube, does that mean you like it dry?

I disagree and think it is the lubrication that helps these door sensors.

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Since you get rid of all the lube, does that mean you like it dry?

I disagree and think it is the lubrication that helps these door sensors.


I sprayed brake cleaner in there last spring and it's hasn't acted up on my nor caused any other door malfunctions for me. With my old windstar i'd lube it, it would go away for a couple 3 weeks and happen again. Same with my eX when I got it. lube it (graphite, all purpose, WD ect ect) and it would always come on within a couple weeks. I was desperate with the eX. With the amount of lights that stay on when I lock er up for the night and the length of time they stayed on for she was close to not starting up the following day a few times.

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well i figured it out, the 05 switchs seem to work in the opposite then the 03 switches, installed an 05 switch in drivers door and presto it worked! so check your part numbers!

thanks for all the replys
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