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Door ajar my door ajar light will not turn off, its been three days and every day i check all doors and wendows

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The switch on the door frame that tells the computer the door is closed is probably broken or has a loose wire. Could be any of the doors.

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Your best bet would be to find a Tech like this guy , with the right diagnostic equiment . Door Locks Go Crazy 1 Unless you know how to do automotive electrical testing . Your door ajar switch is a input to a body control module . or GEM as ford calls thiers .
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