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Door ajar switch

I have an 02 explorer, and the door ajar switch keeps turning on, i cant seem to find where this switch is exactly to replace it, please help, pictures would be great if you have any

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When you open the door, it will be located on the main part of the car, not the door, usually between the top and bottom hinges. Most of them use a socket to screw in and out with. I am not sure what yours is exactly, but at least you will know what switch it is. Hope this gives you some direction. Thanks for using fixya!

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