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97 ford f150 dome and cargo lites say on when doors are closed

Why do my dome and cargo lites stay on?

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  • bnd86001 Mar 08, 2009

    same problem as you. Your latch is sticking in the door use WD40 and spray inside the latch and this should help your problem

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    Jay Glendenning May 11, 2010

    I have not had a personal experience with this but a good friend of mine did and repeated services at the Ford dealership, fuses, panels, harnesses . .the list goes on were replaced, etc .. it never got fixed .. he got so fed up that he just took the bulbs out .. sorry I couldn't help you besides give you "an experience".

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    fues 27 keeps popping,no dome or cargo light.

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Spray WD 40 on your door latch and this should fix the problem.

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