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My 1998 ford explorer, i replaced the lift gate with a new one and now the door ajar light wont go off and niether will the interior lights? What do i do?

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There is a small rubber stopper on your old door that used to push the button to turn off the lights, and signal the door is closed. It sounds as if your new door is missing the rubber stopper.

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