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Replacing the door ajar switch on my 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII

I've removed the passenger door panel and I can see and feel the door ajar switch on the bottom of the latch assembly. I've removed the electrical plug for the switch but I can't figure out how to remove the switch? I can barely get two fingers on it. I thought maybe it twists out to the right or to the left. Do I have to remove the entire latch assembly in order to get to the door ajar switch. I can't figure out how to remove all of the linkages for the door handle, door lock, and push down rod inside the car. Holy ****!

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If you are getting the door ajar message you don't have to rplace the switch. Just spray it out good in the latch area with WD40. This will clean the switch contacts and make the message go away. I was a former Lincoln/Mercury mechanic and I used to see this problem on a daily basis. This was the Ford fix for this problem and the one I used on my own 98 mark VIII.

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Get a pair of needle nose plires and turn the switch. pretty sure it turns to the left. needle nose locking plires work the best.

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Usually the door microswitch is secured by a small screw on the outside of the door , usually below the switch plunger, once the screw is out, the switch should come towards you witha bit of a riggle.

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