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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Re: My door ajar light is on
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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ur door isnt sealing properly when u get out shut door and look for the place where it isnt getting good seal u may have to pull up on it or pysh down slightly but it should do the trick not too much pressure just enough to align it back
alarm will obviously sound because the anti theft device thinks door is open...maybe it doesn't think ...it mis detects
check the door light switch and how it is affected by closing opening of door. look at what happens at the contact point.
It may be something mechanical, or something electronic/electrical
empirical testing should reveal the answer
Its a thick pin surrounded by a rubber ring/bellows that is in the doorframe of each door. Each pin operates a switch. When the door closes it presses the pin in and when it opens the pin slides out so it protrudes into the door frame. Open each door one at a time and press in the pin with something strong like a shoe heel, this simulates that door being closed. Do it several times, till you find which switch is not working all the time. Change that switch by removing the rubber surround and unscrewing its fasteners.
There is a magnet type sensor in the door jamb and door that come together when you close the doors.You have to replace the magnet switch in the door that it is bad in. these newer model Fords are notorious for those particular switches going bad
you may just need to adjust your door jams they may not be closing properly, the other thing you can try is opening one door at a time and putting your finger on the switch usually in the lower l/h corner of b piller and see if the light goes off if not this may be the problem and replace the switch