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Dome light staying on and door ajar is light is off

I can not figure out why the door ajar light goes off when all four doors are shut but the dome light will stay on anyone else ever had this problem?

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  • Anthony Belton
    Anthony Belton Nov 23, 2008

    thanks but in adition to that i had to get another door ajar switch which is so fun to put on by yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • e7navy Jan 13, 2009

    My 1998 ford Ranger Dome light stays on even when all the doors are closed. After about 10-15 minutes I heard a long beep sound and then it goes out by itself. 187,000 miles and running near perfect!

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Next to the head light switch there is a roller switch. roll it down one click tell me what happens. sorry if you already tried this. good luck.

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