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"DRIVER DOOR AJAR" and it's closed dammit!!!

I searched and couldn't find similar topic. Last night my truck wouldn't recognize that my front drivers side door was closed. This wouldn't have been a major issue but all interior lights and high mount light wouldn't shut off. I have both batteries disconnected at the moment.

Anyone else have this issue? Any fix I can do myself in the mean time?

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It's likely the switch in the latch, unless they've made them better over the years. I don't recall changing one on an 08 at this point but the older trucks were very problematic for this.

About all you could do is disconnect the sensor and tie the pins together so it sees the door as "closed" but your accessory delay relay will stay on for the whole ten minutes after you key it off (radio and **** will stay on)

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It's likely the switch in the latch, unless they've made them better over the years. I don't recall changing one on an 08 at this point but the older trucks were very problematic for this.

About all you could do is disconnect the sensor and tie the pins together so it sees the door as "closed" but your accessory delay relay will stay on for the whole ten minutes after you key it off (radio and **** will stay on)
Thanks Hillbilly, will just have to wait until I can get it to Ford I guess. Still under warranty so I don't want to mess with it too much. Kind of pissed me off there was no way to manually turn off interior lights.

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Just an update. Reconnected batteries yesterday and no more issue with door latch sensors. Possibly something was reset with batteries unhooked or could be the cold weather (-25C) messing with the sensor. Will have Ford take a look at some point. Hope this isn't a re-occurring problem as -25C is no where near the coldest the truck will see.

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The 7.3's used to do it too. It was probably the same switch then as now. The common fix was wd40
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The 7.3's used to do it too. It was probably the same switch then as now. The common fix was wd40
Damn, you'd think this would be fixed 2 model gens later Thanks, will try WD40 next time.

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Ah, didn't think of the cold. Likely moisture in the switch and it froze.

Once it warms up, WD the piss out of it, should do the Water Displacement part of the WD and get the switch freed up.

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