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Pass, door adjar on all the time

I dissconnected the battery and it went off for about 3 weeks . now it's back on,and dissconecting the battery this time doesn't help. any ideas?

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  • 2fas4u Dec 29, 2008

    I can't find a button on the inside door jam,just the wiringharness.

  • 2fas4u Dec 29, 2008

    what can i do to fix this?

  • Bill Frrisbie Jan 21, 2009

    I have the samo door adjar problem but with a 2004 chevy Impala. Help!

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 98 Mark VIII. If ignored it for a couple of months now its gotten to the point to where driven the passenger door lock opens and closes while driving. Now I have to replace it. Its not bad to get the dorr panel off but it is a nighmaree to remove the door ajar switch under the latch assembly. The whole latch assembly must come out. Don't attempt to do this if your not mechnically inclined. Oh and by the way, the switch is only $15.96 from Lincoln.


  • jedishane7 Apr 25, 2009

    I can't drive at night now because the interior lights won't shut off due to the passenger door being "ajar"



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I had the same problem two years ago and found a solution in another forum. Spray the door latches on both doors heavily with WD-40 and work the moving parts around. This solved the pesky problem, and it has not come back for two years.

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There is a button on the inside door jam (between the door and body on the body side) clean it with some penetrating oil like wd-40 or tri flow. that will fix it up and while in there use the same oil to lube up the hinges they will start to squeal soon if not already doing so.

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There is a switch that sense the door Ajar, it is located on the door latch inside the door, they are known for this problem on all Ford's model lines, it can be either door, this can be checked very easily by he dealer with a hand held lighting control module tester.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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    yadayada Dec 29, 2008

    mitchstein, this year does not use an external switch, it is on the door latch inside the door, u must remove the door panel to access it for replacement.


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