1997 Tarus dome light and floor lights will not go out.
I have an intermittant problem in my 97 Tarus. On occasion, mostly when in a warm climate, the dome light and floor lights will not extinguish when the front passenger door is opened and then closed. I usually have to manually turn off the dome and leave the floor lights burning until a timeout switch extinguishes them. Also the Door Ajar light stays lit and the door locks will not activate.
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Levi, If you have the same climate control, then below is a link to a repair video for your climate control. Sorry, this is the part 3 video, look a the side to find the part 2 video and watch it first.
If it has automatic or a domelight that stays on for a while after you shut the door is on a timer relay and that is probably getting bad. As far as the door ajar message there is a switch in the door jam, look and see if you see it. Take wd40 and try to soak the switch try to get it inside the switch.If its incorporated in the door latch spray back inside the door latch real good. Open and close the door several times and see if it works then.
It is not going to be a fuse, It is going to be your dome light switch on the dash or one of your door switchs is bad. I would start with drivers door, (make sure the other doors are closed) you can open the door and flick the switch in and out a few time. Push it in and let it snap out. (keeping a eye on the lights) If that doesnt work disconnect the door switchs one at a time. Dont let the wire touch a ground because that is what turns the light on. Make sure the dome switch on the light itself is not turned on. It is possible but not likely that a wire has come off of one of the door switches and grounded itself.