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post #1 of 6 Old 12-22-2009, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Door switch help it's driving me crazy

I just bought my 02 cc sb 7.3 and one of the door switches is bad it doesn't ding but the damn dome lights stay on anyone have any ideas? TIA
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It's a very common problem and an easy fix

The switch is in the door, AT the latch itself. It collects dirt & crud and stops working. All you have to do is to "hose-it-down" with WD-40 to rinse it clean and it should go back to working!
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Mini hijack ... how about the door locks ... mine clicks but does nothing ... sounds like it wants to work but does not ...

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Mini hijack ... how about the door locks ... mine clicks but does nothing ... sounds like it wants to work but does not ...
I've replaced the ones that didn't work. You can find them at places like:
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Well thanks for the help guys I wd-40'd all 4 and the problem was fixed
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Yep!these door switches are forever a problem!
WD40 will free them up-but the problem will come back again.
WD40 is fish oil and does free parts up-but it also attracts more scunge back in because the switch points up to the latch.
I found with mine and other friends truck to use silicone spray-it cleans and dries up so scunge will take longer to reform back in.
Did mine 4 years ago and a alot of other trucks and still no problems.
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