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Old 02-08-2009, 07:45 PM
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Question dome light ghost

2001 f250 psd,4-dr

Anybody ever had an issue when the door ajar light stays on as you drive? You can open and close all the doors and the light stays on but finnaly goes off after maybe 100 feet. Its only happened once after I shut the truck off, the dome light stayed on for 10 mins or so and then went out by itself. Short of pulling a fuse forever,does anybody have any ideas as to where to start ?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:42 AM
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2001 f250 psd,4-dr

Anybody ever had an issue when the door ajar light stays on as you drive? You can open and close all the doors and the light stays on but finnaly goes off after maybe 100 feet. Its only happened once after I shut the truck off, the dome light stayed on for 10 mins or so and then went out by itself. Short of pulling a fuse forever,does anybody have any ideas as to where to start ?

Any help would be appreciated.
Could possibly be your door switch. They're simple to remove & install new ones...............uh, except for the fact you have to take your door panel off. I've got pics of what it looks like.:




They're on the inside toward the rear of your truck. They have a 2-prong wiring harness on them, & then you twist them out like your headlight bulb. The other tough part is reinstalling them. It's just a pain to twist the new one back into place for some reason.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:54 AM
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yea our 99 did that and thats what it was
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yea our 99 did that and thats what it was
I think it was some sort of unknown recall. It starts with the driver's side, then eventually the pass side, & if you've got a 4dr, it'll hit them in the same order.
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I think it was some sort of unknown recall. It starts with the driver's side, then eventually the pass side, & if you've got a 4dr, it'll hit them in the same order.
yea i think your right because we took it into ford and they fixed it and we didnt pay a dime
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:11 AM
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yea i think your right because we took it into ford and they fixed it and we didnt pay a dime
Nice! The part itself is relatively cheap, but I'm sure they would've dragged you across the rails for the labor! Glad it worked out!
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No recall that I'm aware of but 9 times outa 10 its a simple as spraying the latch with good old wd40
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No recall that I'm aware of but 9 times outa 10 its a simple as spraying the latch with good old wd40
That was the 1st thing I've always tried with no luck. I'd rather make a simple fix than have to replace the switch. Some people are just luckier, I guess. It's definitely worth a try before buying one, though!

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Guess I will try the wd-40 trick , if not then door switch, thanks for the help..
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Guess I will try the wd-40 trick , if not then door switch, thanks for the help..
Good luck, man! Remember: if the WD-40 trick doesn't work & you go to order the doorswitch, you need to tell them if it's driver or pass side front doors.
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