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1996 Ford Windstar. The driver door switch is open all the time.

1996 Ford Windstar. The driver door switch is broken and the car thinks the door is always open, causing the door chime to sound constantly, and the dome light goes on. I would like to locate the switch and simply jump it out, but I can't find the switch. Where is the switch? Or what are the wire colors? Will jumping the switch fool the car into thinking the door is closed? Is the switch expensive?

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  • rjpemail Nov 12, 2009

    Then I suspect the switch is built in to the door latch. Right? Can I just jump two of the wires that go into the door? If so, which ones?

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The switch is in the door latch assembly. . When the latch is tripped the chime will go off unless the switch is broken. You will need to remove the door panal and unplg the connector. This alone may shut off the chime and lights. Or you can pull fuses one at a time until the chime goes off. With the fuse out you may loose another function so test things you use to be sure removing the fuse isnt going to affect something needed.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

  • Ernset ( Skip ) Bouvette

    it would be easier to just pull the fuse. Then test things to make sure all the important things still work

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