There is a push button switch in the door frame possibly covered with a rubber boot you may have bent the push pin and it is shorted to the frame, Remove the switch and ensure the wire is still attached to the switch and not loose inside the frame
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courtesy light switch , is door ajar switch an it's part of the door lock actuator . Light on coming on ? Not going off ? The ajar switch is a input to the GEM module , fords BCM - body control module . The GEM will energize a relay to turn on the lights .
The GEM will illuminate the interior lamps when any door is open or ajar. The interior lamps are; the dome lamp, the rear cargo lamp, the door courtesy lamp and the side rail lamps. The courtesy lamps will shut off when the doors are closed and the illuminated entry feature is not active or when the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h). The interior lamps will not be reactivated until the vehicle speed is less than 3 mph (5 km/h) and a new door open warning lamp switch is received.
The GEM controls the interior lamps illuminated entry function by activating the interior lamp relay.
Mite be a good idea to have it check for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes .
Driver Door Ajar Circuit Short to Ground
GO to Pinpoint Test B .
Door Ajar Lamp Circuit Failure
REFER to Section 413-01 .
Door Ajar Lamp Circuit Short to Battery
REFER to Section 413-01 .
Passenger Door Ajar Circuit Short to Ground
REFER to Section 417-02 .
Decklid Ajar Rear Door Circuit Short to Ground
GO to Pinpoint Test C .
Door Ajar RR Circuit Short to Ground
The switch that turns the interior lights on when you open the door also controls the door ajar sound and light on dash board now that switch
Is either in the door hing or it's a pin switch that sticks out of the pillar post that switch is going bad you have to locate it and replace it hope this helped
I am a master ford tech and see this concern weekly ! more often then not its a dirty door ajar switch which is located in the latch in the door. get yourself a can of brake cleaner with a straw and a can of wd-40 from a parts store and install the straw in the brake clean now spray the latch liberally then close and open the door six to eight times,next spray the latch with the wd-40 liberally then close and open the door six to eight times, this more often then not will fix the issue. if not you may have a bad switch or a wire broken where the wires past between the body and the door (near the hinges) hope this helps
There is a contact switch on each door frame near the hinge. When a door is closed this opens the circuit cutting electrical supply from the door ajar warning light and the interior lighting circuit. Check the contact switch for the door that seems to be giving a problem and compare this to the opposite door that is working OK. Once you have an idea as to how the 'good' one is working you should be able to identify the reason for the bad one not working. These switches are positioned to fairly tight tolerances and so a shift in a worn door hinge, especially as the weight of the door is transferred forwards as you come to a stop, might be enough to allow the light to come on. It may be that fitting a spacer, a piece of card, under the switch mountings will be enough to correct for this slight movement.
When my "door ajar" light was on it was because the liftgate sensors (switches) indicated that the gate was open, even thought it wasn't. I took off the plastic trim, and took out the sensors - but that isn't necessary. Just soak with the switches with silicone spray, and see if that helps. There is one on each side of the liftgate - I believe both must indicate "closed" for the light to go off.
I have gotten replacement motors at Checkers for both driver and passenger doors - so now I have lifetime replacement motors.. The first time you replace them, a little drilling is needed on the door sheet metal, but it will not show up once the trim is reinstalled. This repair is a little involved, but well within the capability of a novice mechanic.
one of your door pins are stuck . they are mounted inside the doors , they are attached to the latch plates. the trick is which one is bad .most times its the drivers side but not always.
good luck chris