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Ford taurus door ajar light stays on

1996 Ford taurus. Door ajar indicator stays lit even when all doors are closed. Dome light stays lit as well.

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  • ann7757 Jan 10, 2009

    I am glad I came across this site! I have the same problem and it's hard for me because I have two babies on the back seat so I ended up taking the light bulb out of the dome so it won't bother their little eyes, especially at night. I'm not sure if it's the sensors in my car, though, because sometimes the car is perfectly fine and other times the door ajar light and inside light comes on and will stay on for several days until it turns off on it's own. What can it be?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    dome light stays on when door is closed.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    the drivers side dome light does not come on when door is opened, on the other three doors they come on when door is opened

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    Door ajar light comes on when all doors are close

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Have you had the door panel apart before for anything, the switch is on your latch inside your door. I hope this helps you. I am just trying to be helpful, and will help you all the way through your repair if you like, My compensation is my rating. please be generous..lol

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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Try using some WD40 in the door latches. Open and close the doors several times this should free up the sticking switch

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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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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    rwkober Jan 10, 2013

    WD40 fixed this problem on my 1998Taurus. Amazing what a little WD 40 can do if sprayed in the right spot. Thanks

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We figured it out, just kick the door handle when its closed. good to go.

Posted on Dec 17, 2010

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    Keith Giles Jun 19, 2014

    tried it great stuff thanks

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