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Backup lights in Ford Exp 2002 will not come on

I have checked the bulbs and they are ok. Is there a switch on the column or on the transmission that may have failed? Can you suggest another solution.

Also, where are the "door ajar" switches located. I have at least one that needs replacing.

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On the side of tranny where shift cable connects is the transmission range sensor or also called the MLP,this sensor could be the cause of no backup lights.
the door ajar switches are located in the door latchs.door ajar switches stick alot,spray WD-40 into all door latches,then open and close doors several times,if switch is only sticking this will cure problem.

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