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My door ajar light is on

My door ajar light comes on because of something apparently not sealing properly. The problem is I can not manually turn off the interior light so the battery keeps dying. Any suggestions until I can get the problem (whatever door or the trunk) fixed?

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  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    When my car is in park and I press my reardefrost button the interior lights come on and the message vented says door ajar when I'm in drive the interior lights don't come on only the message centersays door ajar. Its a 2002 4.6l AWD V8 built in 06/02. Any solutions

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    When my vehicle is in park and I press the reardefrost button. My interior dome lights come on and the message info vented says door ajar but when I put the vehicle in drive and press the reardefrost button the interior lights do not come on only the message info vented still says door ajar. Ive been researching this topic for sometime now

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I have a '97 that does the same thing. Cold weather makes it worse. The problem is that one of the switches that are inside the door, (where the latch is), is sticking. You need to shoot some WD-40 in there and then use some white lithium grease spray. My guess is that it is the driver's door because it is used the most, but it won't hurt to do them all.

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I would remove the light bulbs so they dony stay on. and if the vehicle is a hatch back and you can open the glass seperately then have that connection checked.

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  • Thomas Dec 16, 2008

    if the cover is plastic it will just pop off. use a small pry bar on the edge and pry slowly and the cover should come off so you can take the bulb out.

  • Thomas Dec 16, 2008

    that would probably fix the problem

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