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Trunk lamp my trunk lamp constance stays on what could be cause that it in a 96 ford contour

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  • gerry bissi May 11, 2010

    replace the mercury switch in the trunk that turns the lamp on when the deck lid is opened. Or check to be sure the lamp bracket is not bent so that the mercury switch is on, when it should be off.



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Check the trunk door lock sensor, when it is defective the lamp will stay on.

If it is not that, then it is simply a contact in the trunk light wirings.

If you cannot fix it, then remove the bulb, if the light stays on for a long time when car is parked (at least a matter of days), you can find a flat battery when you try to restart.

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