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All doors closed but lights inside the car stay on and the door open alarm is going off

Door open alarm is going off but all doors are closed. inside lights in car won't go off either.

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Most likely a bad micro-switch in the driver door latch assembly.

Posted on Mar 18, 2014

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    Tami Marchewka Mar 20, 2014

    does the lights go off when you start driving? I have the same problem but only the door ajar light is onnand all of the doors are shut. if I activate the the alarm, the alarm will automatically go off. I was told by my neighbor that it's probably just a bad sensor. when I get it fixed, I'll put the exact diagnosis on here.

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SOURCE: dOOR ADJAR LIGHT STAYS ON

This could the problem with one door switch is defective in the car , you need to replace the switch...

Good luck...

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: message says "door ajar" but no door open

There are 2 things we see on these models. 1st one is it could be a stuck door adjar switch. For this you can try and put WD40 into the latch on the side of the door, put a generous amount directly into the latch then close and open the door several times.This will un-stick a switch most of the time.
2nd thing it could be, open the door and look at the front of the opening between door and A pillar and you will see a black rubber accordian tube running between body and door,this is where the wires run from body to door. Sometimes a wire will break inside this.You can usually verify this by taking a screwdiver and trip the latch so that it shows the door closed(even though u have it open) then wiggle that harness and see if it effects the door adjar light.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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SOURCE: door ajar light stays on

go to your local parts store and buy a can of PB BLASTER lubricant then open each door and spray the latch assembley really good then close and open the door 10 to 15 times. do this with each door. the door ajar light switch is located in the door latch assembley and cannot be seen so soak the latch assembleys really good so lube reaches the switch. these switches sometimes get stuck but this usually frees up the switch

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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i am not sure which sensor it is but i do know it is a sensor

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: looking for door switches for dome light

replace the relay for the door ajar switch
it is a notorious faulty relay that goes bad with all Ford built vehicles

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

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