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Old 02-09-2008, 02:12 PM
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Door ajar HELP

About a month ago the door ajar light and the dome light started occasionally staying on. We figured out if we opened and shut thut the passenger door it would go out. Seemed like a sticking door switch. But now no matter how many times you open and shut the door it never goes out and the dome light used to shut off after like 10mins but it stays on forever now. Whem i drive iy i will hear the relay click every few mintues and the dome light goes out but comes right back on again. help quick i dont know how to fix it and it gonna kill the batteries.
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hey mines starting to have that same problem with the passenger side door... my neighbor had an OBS and he said to spray a shot of wd-40 in there on the switch and itll take care of it.... i havnt tried it but maybe i will. good luck, let us know what u do to fix it.
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brake clean the heck out of all the door latches...then spray a bunch of WD in them and it should take care of it for a while. The only way to fix it permanently is to replace the switches...but thats kinda a pain the latch has to come at least partially out....
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ok thanks ill go take a look, but even if you leave a door open isnt it suppose to time out and shut off the light? mine has been on for over an hour sitting in the drvieway
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no...in a 99 i dont think it will turn itself off...
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pull the bulb on the dome light till you get it fixed so you dont drain the batteries
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ok got it....spray the hell out of the passenger side switch with electrical cleaner then opend and shut the door a few times then sprayed it with wd. still wasnt working. so I tried the passenger back door nothing. so i moved to the drivers door and it WORKED. so it turns out even though the problem started on the passneger door it is now the drivers door that was sticking or whatever. o ya and i sprayed it so much it was running out the bottom of the door...
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Glad you got it. Is this a great site or what?
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brake clean the heck out of all the door latches...then spray a bunch of WD in them and it should take care of it for a while. The only way to fix it permanently is to replace the switches...but thats kinda a pain the latch has to come at least partially out....
For some reason I think that Ford's are famous for this. I have had this happen on a 1997 ford ranger. The light would stay on and I sprayed the latches with WD and the problem went away. Gotta love the WD-40!!
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For some reason I think that Ford's are famous for this. I have had this happen on a 1997 ford ranger. The light would stay on and I sprayed the latches with WD and the problem went away. Gotta love the WD-40!!
its the design of the switch.......the plunger on it gets crud and dust on it and starts sticking...
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