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How and where to install a SW-5528 (XF1Z-14018-AA),switch

I bought the above switch that regulates the "door ajar" light and roof light. It stays on most of the time. Just needed to know where and how...thanks.

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SOURCE: 95 ford windstar door ajar

These switches are inside the doors attached to the door latch assembles.If you know some one with a scan tool you can go into the body computer and see which one is showing open when all the doors are closed. The most likly one is the drivers side door or the two in the rear gate. I've replaced those the most.If you don't want to replace them you can unplug them and the lights will go off. Hope this helps. If you need more info let me know> Thanks Dan

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Ford taurus door ajar light stays on

I had the same problem. WD40 cured this in a flash! Be generous with the WD40 to allow parts to loosen and clean the "gue" that has built-up over the years. Several open and closings of the door should do the trick. Note that cold weather exasperates this condition. The best to you all in the new year!

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Explorer door ajar light stay on when all doors are closed

I had this problem on my 2003 explorer and took WD40 and gave the lock mechanism a good dose where it meets the clasp on the door jam. Then open and close the doors a couple of times to get them working. They get gummed up and sometimes have a tendency to stick.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: door ajar light stays on for passenger side

pin switch bad that tells the car door is shut

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Sequoia, door ajar light goes off, but dome

To temporarily solve the light problem, I taped a washer to the inside of the door where the door hits the plunger on the light switch. A permanent solution would be to drill a hole in the door at this spot and put a self taping screw in that will trigger the switch sooner. I figured out the reason the dome light stayed on is due to the courtesy light timer and the lights would have eventually gone off.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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SOURCE: having trouble with door ajar dome light staying

There is a switch that connects to the door latch inside the door. They can get sticky or come loose causing your complaint. Usually it is the drivers door since that door gets used the most. The door panel has to come off to access the switch. Sometimes you can remove the dome light fuse to take care of the light and indicator until it gets repaired.

Posted on Jan 10, 2010

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