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1996 Mercury Sable LS. Problem: Dome light and

1996 Mercury Sable LS. Problem: Dome light and inside door lights do not go out when all the doors are closed.

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  • paul_bachand Feb 21, 2009

    Thanks Chuck. I really appreciate your help.



    I have tried that but that did not work. Some more information:

    1. The door ajar indicator is not lit when the doors are closed and the car is running even though the dome light and inside lights are on.

    2. The inside door panel on the rear passenger side door came off about a couple of months ago and I put it back on a couple of weeks ago. This is my daughter's car so I don't know if the problem started before or after I fixed the door panel, but I am pretty sure it started after the door panel fell off.



    Do you have any more thoughts?

  • paul_bachand Feb 21, 2009

    Yes, and it was. I appreciate the help and feel like a real dummy.

  • paul_bachand Feb 21, 2009

    Thank you very much for your help!!!

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Switch in any one of door panels is dirty or bad or disconnected.

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Rather than WD-40, use a dry spray silicon. WD-40 will freeze.

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Have you checked to make sure the dimmer switch isn't turned all the way up? if the dimmer is turned all the way up it will keep the lights inside the car on. check the dimmer switch

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

  • Nicholas Csorba Jr. Feb 21, 2009

    hey thats what we're here for! remember the K.I.S.S. principle:

    Keep
    It
    Simple
    Stupid

    (thats the principle, not me calling you stupid by any means so don't take it that way please!)

    i can't tell you how many times in the automotive field i as well as many other tech's looked over the simple things in search of a complex problem. i always remind myself of that principle and it helps a lot!


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One of the door adjar switches inside the door is sticking.
What works most of the time is to shoot some WD40 into the door latch it self then open and close the door several times,start with the drivers door.

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