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Old 08-31-2013, 08:12 PM
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Door Ajar and interior lights stay on

Hey guys, having a bit of a problem with my interior lights and the door adjar light on the dash, it started happening a few weekes ago, id jump in start it up and drive off but the lights would stay on, after a short while they would go off, started to get worse quickly, after a while the interior lights would turn off but the light on the dash would stay on, this is how it currently is all the time, but when I park and lock it all interior lights stay on all the time, I had a quick look for a switch or a adjustment but couldn't find anything, is suspect it could be the RHR door but not 100% sure, I ended up pulling the fuse so the lights would be off while its parked, does anybody know of this issue or how I can fix it

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Old 08-31-2013, 10:58 PM
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It's a free fix, or almost.

Go pick you're favourite brake cleaner and penetrating oil.

Spray all the door latches with te cleaner then the lube.

Open and shut the doors a few times.

Spray some more lube.

Drink a beer because everything works now.

A more permanent fix is to take the latch right out and clean it, thn load it with a graphite lube as I have done because winters here get real cold.
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Agreed ^, maintenance goes a long way with any vehicle and Super Dutys are no different!
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Well that's a easier fix then I thought it would be, cheers guys, I'll get it sorted
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Mine was so far gone. I tried the fix method. Bit ended up having to buy new door jamb switches. Not bad to replace but you have to unbolt the latch to get the things to turn enough

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Old 09-02-2013, 08:47 PM
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Mine was so far gone. I tried the fix method. Bit ended up having to buy new door jamb switches. Not bad to replace but you have to unbolt the latch to get the things to turn enough

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Yep, if left unresolved for a while they will need replaced. I lost a $50 bet when I told a friend I could fix it with a couple shots of wd-40. ever single other time (my two precious super duty plus 7 different one at work) it just need a little cleaning and lubrication!
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I just did mine. The WD-40 trick did not work from outside, so I pulled the interior door panels, reached in and removed the "door ajar" switches. They're a real pain in the butt to take out, and it feels like you're going to break them right before they come loose. The little plunger that senses whether the door is open or closed was gunked up and stuck in the depressed position. Some "up close and personal" WD-40, followed by vigorous "exercise" got them working perfectly again. It was totally worth it to do the fix, but it's definitely a job that requires an entire six-pack nearby.
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Some "up close and personal" WD-40, followed by vigorous "exercise"
Light truck porn... Nice!
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:23 PM
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Thanks for the help guys, have all locks a spray last night and seems to have fixed it

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Drink a beer because everything works now.
I was so happy it works now I had 6 :p
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