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1998 Lincoln Cont., Drivers Door ajar light will not go off

This happened when the front passager door was opened and close, the drivers door ajar light came on at the panel message center. Open and reclosed door can't get light to go out. need help in solving this problem.

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This sounds stupid, but i had the same problem with my mk8. and it fixed it. open the door and look at the door lockimg latch on the door frame. pull on the door handle numerous times as you spray some silicone lubricant in and around all the mechanism. This will free up the pin switch that is activated by a cam on the door latching mechanism. I fixed mine 6 months ago and have had no problems since.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

  • MK8 iz enuff Feb 07, 2009

    do not use WD-40. This will dry out the mechanism even more after a day or two. USE SILICONE SPRAY!!!

  • egumms52 Sep 15, 2011

    I tried this on 1998 lincoln continental which had the same "driver side door open" light
    on. This solution worked. E.Gumms

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