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Re: 1996 Mercury Sable LS. Problem: Dome light and
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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You have a little sensor that is pushed in when the doors shut. It is the same one that controls the dome light coming on. Make sure that the doors are closing all of them. One is probably not getting pushed in correctly.
Next to the headlight switch is a dimmer dial for the interior dash lights... if you turn it all the way up, the interior lights remain on... there is a "detent" on the dimmer. turn the interior dash lights all the way full on ...you'll feel the detent, then turn it down back past the detent a little bit...that should cancel the interior courtesy lights... wait a bit because the interior lights are sometimes on delay timers.... good luck let me know what happens.
THERE IS A SWITCH, IT IS THE DOME/DOOR AJAR SWITCH INSIDE THE DOOR ON THE LATCH. U MUST DE-TRIM THE DOOR AND REMOVE THE REAR GLASS RUN CHANNEL TO REPLACE IT, ALSO ANYONE OF THE 4 SWITCHES CAN BE THE PROBLEM, FORD CAN TEST IT WITH A NEW GENERATION STAR TESTER AND ID THE PARTICULAR DOOR THAT IS CAUSING THE PROBLEM. PART IS ABOUT $25.00 EACH
Check the dash light dimmer switch. Perhaps it's set to have the interior lights on, when you turn the dash lights all the way bright, turning it a little more turns the interior lights on. Let us know how you make out.
The power door locks may self-activate or cycle on some vehicles. This may be caused by a misadjusted front door lock linkage, excess solder in the front door power window switch, water infiltration of a potential open wire harness connector inside the front doors, wiring harness chafe on the door check strap, or a damaged Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) key fob.