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Replacing the switch for Liftgate Ajar on 03 Expedition

Where is the switch located?

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I found that if you spray some penetrating fluid (not WD-40) such as move-it or liquid wrench on the switch, it will repair the problem. You spray the fluid on the switch and open and close the gate repeatedly for about ten times and the contacts will be cleaned and working again. This also works for the doors. The switch is located in the latch mechanism so spray the fluid in that area.

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2004 lincoln navigator lift gate open warning comes on with lift gate closed.

liftgate ajar switch , possibly . Without testing that would be just a guess . Do you know how to test automotive electrical circuit's ? Using a wiring diagram an a DVOM -digital volt ohm meter ? Looking at a factory service repair manual to find location of the ajar switch . Also checking for DTC- diagnostic trouble codes ,first !
B2703 Open/Close Switch Stuck Active Power Liftgate Module B2721 Gate Ajar Output Short to Ground or Open Power Liftgate Module REFER to Section 501-03 . B2722 Open/Close Switch Active During Self-Test Power Liftgate Module REFER to Section 501-03 .
B2718 Gate Ajar Output Short to Battery Power Liftgate Module REFER to Section 501-03 .
  • The interior lights remain on and the instrument cluster message center indicates liftgate ajar
  • Liftgate latch is not in primary position.
  • Manually PULL on the liftgate. If liftgate moves, OPEN and CLOSE the liftgate to the primary latch position. Manually PULL on liftgate glass. If liftgate glass moves, OPEN and CLOSE the liftgate glass. If the liftgate ajar condition still exists, Go To Pinpoint Test B .

  • Use the recorded power liftgate module DTCs from the continuous and power liftgate module self-tests.
  • Are any power liftgate module DTCs recorded?
If DTC B2552 or B2698, GO to B54 .

If DTC B2699 or B2701, GO to B40 .

If DTC B2700 or B2702, GO to B41 .

If DTC B2703 or 2722, GO to B4 .

If DTC B2704, B2705 or B2706, GO to B31 .

If DTC B2709, B2710, B2711, B2712, B2819, or B2820, GO to B23 .

If DTC B2713, GO to B19 .

If DTC B2714, B2715, B2821 or B2822, GO to B15 .

If DTC B2718 or B2721, GO to B46 .

If DTC B2723, GO to B50 .

If DTC B2724 or B2725, GO to B10 .

If DTC B2726, GO to B35 .

If DTC B2825, GO to Symptom Chart and verify symptom the power liftgate reverses during power close operation (mid-travel). If sent here from the symptom chart, GO to B23 .

If the liftgate unexpectedly reverses direction when ambient temperatures are greater than 32°C (90°F), GO to B23 .

GO to B2 .

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Yes sounds like water has got into the switch take it off and give it a good spray of W.D-40.

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Had the same problem with my 03 windstar. I bypassed the switches in the liftgate and everything is fine.

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Has the recall been done to the liftgae ? If not see your local Ford dealer for an appointment.

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2001 Ford Escape Rear Hatch won't unlock

The liftgate consists of the following components:
  • liftgate door lock actuator
  • liftgate lock cylinder (if equipped)
  • liftgate window glass
  • liftgate window latch/ajar switch
  • liftgate window glass release handle
  • liftgate latch remote control which consists of the following component:
    • liftgate release handle
  • liftgate latch, which consist of the following component:
    • liftgate latch door ajar switch
Liftgate Latch Actuator Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the liftgate latch remote control. For additional information, refer to Liftgate Latch Remote Control in this section.
SECTION 501-14: Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems 2001 Escape Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Liftgate Latch Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the liftgate trim panel.
  1. Disconnect the liftgate ajar switch electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the liftgate latch actuating rod.
    1. Open the clip.
    1. Disconnect the actuating rod.
  1. Remove and discard the liftgate latch bolts.
  1. Remove the liftgate latch.
  1. NOTE: Make sure the liftgate latch release rod is not preloading the latch. It should be clipped in a relaxed state with no slack.
    NOTE: Position the liftgate latch release rod by pushing outboard to remove the slack.
  1. Remove the screws and the liftgate latch actuator

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2003 where is the modules for the liftgate in a 2003 lincoln Nav for discount.

The liftgate actuator and remote control are in the liftgate.
The module is in the left rear quarter trim panel.

SECTION 501-03: Body Closures 2003 Expedition/Navigator Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Power Liftgate Module Removal and Installation
NOTE: Prior to removal of the power liftgate module, it is necessary to upload module configuration information to a diagnostic tool. This information needs to be downloaded into the new power liftgate module once installed. For additional information, refer to Section 418-01 .
  1. Remove the rear quarter trim panel. For additional information, refer to Section 501-05 .
  1. Remove the power liftgate module.
    1. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
    1. Remove the bolts.
  1. NOTE: Once the new power liftgate module is installed, it is necessary to download the module configuration information from the diagnostic tool into the new power liftgate module. For additional information, refer to Section 418-01 .


Principles of Operation
The power liftgate is controlled by the power liftgate module.
The power liftgate module receives inputs from:
  • glass position switch (determines the ajar status of the liftgate glass).
  • forkbolt switch (determines the primary position of the latch).
  • detent switch (determines the secondary position of the latch).
  • home switch (determines the power cinch status).
  • power liftgate control switch (activates the power liftgate from the interior of vehicle).
  • pinch strip switches (determines if an obstacle is detected between the pinch strip and liftgate).
  • instrument cluster module (activates and sets the options for the power liftgate).
  • optical sensor (determines the direction, travel speed and obstacle detection of the liftgate).
  • UBP serial communication link.
The power liftgate module sends outputs to:
  • liftgate motors.
  • power cinching latch system.
  • liftgate chime module.
  • body security module

The liftgate consists of the following components:
  • liftgate window glass latch
  • door lock actuator (power liftgate only)
  • liftgate latch
  • liftgate handle
  • liftgate latch remote control (power liftgate only)
  • liftgate ajar switch
  • chime module (power liftgate only)
  • -------------------------------------------------

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My passenger's door open indicator is on but the door is closed. Where is the indicator located? 2005 freestar. Thanks

Normal Operation When any door or the liftgate is opened, the ajar switch provides a ground signal to the smart junction box (SJB). When the door or liftgate is closed, the ajar switch opens, removing the ground signal. The SJB uses the multiple inputs from the ajar switches to determine whether the doors or the liftgate are in the open or closed position. The SJB then provides a message to the instrument cluster over the communication network. The message center uses this information to display the door/liftgate ajar message.

I suspect your door switch is not closing all the way.

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There are 2 switchs one each for the left and right liftgate latch, u must detrim the liftgate to replace them, they stick and cause your problem, replace the courtesy light switches on both latches.

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