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Sliding door on 98 windstar- says it is ajar when door is closed

The door ajar light on the dash is on saying there is a door ajar. all the doors are shut tight and I have cleaned the contact points on the door several times to no avail. usually the door locks will loch whent he van starts to move but will not do so cause of the door ajar. Also since this is happening it will make it so the interior lights in the van will not shut off and will drain the battery. I had to remove the bulbs so i can keep that from happening. PLEASE HELP!!

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Must be a break in the wiring somewhere and will not be a quick task to check unfortunately, sorry but you will probably need auto electrician unless you feel up to checking it all your self if so check the contacts with an auto probe to see where youhave feeds and where you have earths then check others till you see a break in the pattern or better still if you have or can get wiring diagram then follow it through.

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