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Door Ajar Problem

Hope someone else has had the same experience and can help.

I have an intermittent problem where the door ajar light and the dome light stay on even when ALL of the doors are closed tight. The problem is happening more regularly lately. It used to be we could slam doors open and shut until it went out. I never paid attention if it was a particular door causing the problem. Now door slamming doesn't fix it. Sometimes the problem is there and then magically the problem is gone the next time you drive the truck.

I can't see a contact switch on any door. There is NOTHING in my repair manual on how this system works. Any advice on where to start???

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Get a can of contact cleaner (red can) found at wal mart or radio shack and spray the area of your door latch use a screw drive to work the latch (open and close) I had the same trouble and this was the solution that worked for me.
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I had the same problem! I sprayed a lubricant into the door latch, while I opened and shut the door.

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Had an F150 with the same problem. In its' case, Ford had a better idea. The older models had the switch mounted through the door frame, the newer models have the switch mounted behind the kick panel and use the strut that passes through the door frame to activate it. Some lube in the area around that strut should help, but if it doesn't, pull the kick panel and check the switch and its' mount to insure they are tight.

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wd40 works everytime



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Awesome guys!! I love this forum. WD-40 and a bunch of opening and slamming doors and the problem is all gone. Thanks A Lot!!!

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