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Deck lid and all doors ajar.

Dashboard display shows that the deck lid and all doors are ajar. Also the interior door lock buttons dont work and the interior light stays on. The doors will open and lock with the remote key. I have the manuals for the 2004 Taurus, checked the electrical drawings and could not find a common that could cause this problems. Checking all the fuses and could not find a fuse that would cause this. Also checked some ground connections, but the manual shows no ground connection that would cause this.
Any input is greatly appriciated.

Horst

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  • carl May 11, 2010

    here is something to try!! spray all door switches with wd-40 and then they may work. thy must be sticking, usually a few sprays should loosen the switches up.

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  • Ford Master
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How often do you see all the door ajar switches stuck ? Come on ! This is probably a GEM module problem ! GEM - generic electronic module . The real thing to do ,( not try ) would be to have it checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes !

Posted on Apr 29, 2017

  • Jeff Armer Apr 29, 2017

    Sorry , not GEM < SJB -
    The smart junction box (SJB) is the only multi-function module on this vehicle.

    The SJB controls a variety of systems:

    instrument cluster warning indication and chimes
    interior lamp control
    automatic headlamp control
    daytime running lamps (DRL)
    wiper and washer (front only)
    heated rear window
    one-touch down power window
    delayed accessory
    power door locks (including SMART, autolocking and luggage compartment lid release)
    remote keyless entry (RKE)
    perimeter anti-theft

  • Jeff Armer Apr 29, 2017

    Principles of Operation

    The smart junction box (SJB) constantly monitors its subsystems for concerns. If a concern is found in one of the subsystems, the SJB will record the concern in the form of a diagnostic trouble code (DTC).

    The ignition switch position is very important to the SJB functionality. Erratic or unexpected SJB functions can often be traced to problems with these ignition SJB inputs.

    The SJB controls a variety of systems:

    battery saver relay
    heated backlight
    windshield wipers
    interior lamps
    remote keyless entry (RKE)
    power lock system
    exterior lamps
    power windows
    parking brake actuator warning chime

    Sorry , but you're best bet would be to take to a qualified repair shop !

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SOURCE: 2002 Taurus stereo

Here are the factory wire colors, please rate this solution to your problem, a note any stereo store that sells auto decks has adapter wiring harnesses to do a direct plug in of your DIN standard radio you are trying to install, no cutting of the factory harness, they are cheap

2000 Ford Taurus Car Radio Stereo Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Green/Black
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Black/Pink
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/Green
Car Radio Illumination Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue/White
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Tan/Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green/Orange
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Gray/Blue
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Black/Violet
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Orange/Violet
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Try using some WD40 in the door latches. Open and close the doors several times this should free up the sticking switch

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SOURCE: 2003 Explorer door ajar light stay on when all doors are closed

I had this problem on my 2003 explorer and took WD40 and gave the lock mechanism a good dose where it meets the clasp on the door jam. Then open and close the doors a couple of times to get them working. They get gummed up and sometimes have a tendency to stick.

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If I am not mistaken, the plunger is located in the door with the latch. Most of the time you can just pull the door panel off and adjust the switch. After opening and closing the door, they get knocked out of adjustment. I sincerely hope that this helped you. Take care and best wishes.
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