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DOOR AJAR LIGHT COMES ON AND LIGHTS STAY ON BUT ALL DOORS ARE CLOSED

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Here is THE deal. You have the same issues that I was having on my Expedition. No amount of WD-40 or wishing will fix the problem. What you have to do is remove the Drivers Door Panel and then remove the ENTIRE Latch mechanism. The latch is attached by the three black Allen screws on the door. There are a couple of levers and such that will need to be disconnected in order to get the latch to slide out. Once that is done there is a small ORANGE switch on the bottom of the latch. This is your problem. You will need to remove it and purchase a new one at the autoparts store. I found a replacement at Advance Autoparts, it was BWD - S1134 and cost $25 bucks. Reinstall everything in the reverse you removed it. Good Luck Spread the word.

Posted on May 19, 2010

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    alstreck May 19, 2010

    Here is THE deal. You have the same issues that I was having on my Expedition. No amount of WD-40 or wishing will fix the problem. What you have to do is remove the Drivers Door Panel and then remove the ENTIRE Latch mechanism. The latch is attached by the three black Allen screws on the door. There are a couple of levers and such that will need to be disconnected in order to get the latch to slide out. Once that is done there is a small ORANGE switch on the bottom of the latch. This is your problem. You will need to remove it and purchase a new one at the autoparts store. I found a replacement at Advance Autoparts, it was BWD - S1134 and cost $25 bucks. Reinstall everything in the reverse you removed it. Good Luck Spread the word.

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Use WD40 or similar on the door latches on all doors including the back lift door. Open and shut each door several times after spraying in the wd40. This should fix it.

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Check you door jamb switch. Its the little button on door jamb that when door is shut presses in and turns lights off. To test open 1 door at a time and press switch in if lights go out its working until you find one that does not turn off lights then replace. new switch is about 30.00 at local parts store.

Posted on May 03, 2010

  • joes_box May 20, 2010

    I had the same problem exactly as described and the WD-40 worked for me so I suggest you try it before you start taking your truck apart. If that doesn't fix it , then you can go on with more drastic measures. But it DID solve that problem for me.

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