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When I bought my truck, there where no actual bulbs installed for the Dome Lights. Seeing how I looked at the truck in the daylight, I never noticed it. But now that I put some in, the lights stay on even if the doors are closed. I don't have the key fob for the truck and was wondering if this has something to do with it maybe. Anyhow any advice would be great! Thanks in advance!

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I believe it is the relay 1 under the dash...not sure but it description is interior lighting...my buddy has the exact same problem and hes gonna buy a new relay this weekend and install it and see if that works...will post update



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Would a bad door switch do this as well?
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A doorswitch may cause it too I guess, I am going to probably just bypass the relay and run a switch to it. If I want Dome Lights, I will just turn them on!

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When I bought my truck, there where no actual bulbs installed for the Dome Lights. Seeing how I looked at the truck in the daylight, I never noticed it. But now that I put some in, the lights stay on even if the doors are closed. I don't have the key fob for the truck and was wondering if this has something to do with it maybe. Anyhow any advice would be great! Thanks in advance!
Oh boy-here we go again LOL!!
Welcome to the ford door switches-LOL!
We've all had problems with these-but are an easy fix
But first-have you noticed that when you start to drive that lites go off?
If they do-then here's the easy fix,I have fat fingers,so I have to remove latches to get switch out,(should be t25 torx) but,once out (after removing door panel,some lock linkage,etc.)no big deal,spray switch out with spray silicone-not wd40(wd40 is fish oil and will trap dirt in future and fail on you again) spray well,exercise switch well and reassemble.
If you are some what mechanically inclined and like a new challenge-you will have no problem doing this-and be happy with how much money you can save by doing it yourself
If you need additional help-just ask,there's tons of people on here who are ready to jump in and give help and opinions
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I believe it is the relay 1 under the dash...not sure but it description is interior lighting...my buddy has the exact same problem and hes gonna buy a new relay this weekend and install it and see if that works...will post update
oh am i lol. i hope its jus the relay and its not expensive. ill prolly try sprayin the switches with silicone first, couple questions could it be any one of the doors or jus one maybe also once i get the door panel off how will i be able to know what im looking for(probably a retorical question) thanks in advance also what if the lights stay on while you drive????thanks again


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If your lights stay on while driving-most likely it's the relay-if not, it's a stuck switch.
It could be any one of doors,start with the most used.
I've tried spraying in place-no luck,ever-but that's me,several guys say it works great for them.
The problem with the design of the switch is the action is pointed upward-that's just asking to clog up and not work-and movement seems around 1/8 inch between make and break-not much
That's another reason why I just get the switch out ,hold it in my hand,and spray clean it out,and work the switch with my hand and I can see it's clean
Don't have any photos though-sorry.
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thanks for the info bud ill put the fuse in today and drive it an see if the go off or not. thanks alot tho!!!


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Would a bad door switch do this as well?
Yes, it could, but you would probably also be getting the Door Ajar indicator on the dash.


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drove the truck today with the fuse in. dome lights stayed on until i hit a certain speed than they went off and came back on when i slowed down around 10-20mph so im guessing its the relay???

Kletec9mm how were you going to go about wiring the dome lights into a switch? sounds like a good idea


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