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Interior lights wont shut off

My interior lights wont shut off even when the doors are shut, the door ajar light is not on and all the doors are closed. even when i switch the lights off from the dimmer for the dash lights they wont shut off, i have a 98 ford explorer v8 5.0L its an eddie boureu

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Sounds like you have a short in 1 of your door switches one by one open doors one at a time find the pin switch and remove with a wrench 1 by one push the switch in and break contact or unplug the switch if light goes out then it's time to get a new pin or just leave it disconected and no more lights from that door
btw do if there was no one in the car with you and you can remember what door was closed last b4 this started i might be easy to find work backwards

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Switch behind door panel near latch faulty. gmc has same problem.

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