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Dashboard light comes on saying that one door is open but they are all closed even the trunk so dome lights wont come off

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I had the same problem on my '97 Expedition. Start by finding out which door is showing as open. To do this close all the doors then open each door one at a time. When you hear the tell-tale "ding" you'll know that door is okay, and move on to the next. When you find the "bad" door, spray a little WD40 into the latch, that should free up the the stuck sensor. Don't forget to check the back lift and window if you've got them.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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It could be that one door switch has fail or has become disconnected. Remove and inspect each door switch in turn the problem should be obvious when you find the faulty one. The door switches are normally mounted behind a small rubber dome in the door surround.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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