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My door button is faulty, I think...door ajar light comes on randomly and is draining the battery

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SOURCE: Door ajar light

The sensor for the lights is in the door latch spray some GOOD penetrant in the door latch (WD 40 IS NOT A PENETRATING OIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) open and shut the door several times after you let the penetrant soak a bit Liquid wrench, PB Blaster, BG Penetrant, are good
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Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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SOURCE: 2003 ford expedition "door ajar" & interior lights staying on

the wire on the door latch make sure they are plugged in or unplug it and the light should go out if it does not then it's not that door

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: door ajar light will not go off and all doors are closed

I had this problem. I had to have a sensor in the door replaced.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: door ajar light won't go off

I had the same problem. Spray WD-40 (with the sprayer extender) into the latch of the doors very liberally. Open and close doors a few times. Should resolve issue.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: "Door Ajar" light won't go off. Interior lights staying on.

I sprayed WD40 in the handle opening and moved it up and down a few times and sprayed some in the latch and it went away.

Posted on Mar 16, 2010

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