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2003 ford explorer,door ajar light on,int lights and rearview mirror lights won,t go out,auto door locks don't work

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With the door ajar light on this would mean a switch is not closing on one of the openings on the car. I would look at the rear hatch and see if it is completely closed. If you can find the contact switch for the rear gate put a small ball of tape about the size of an eraser over it. Then shut the gate. If it solves the problem your gate needs adjusting to close tighter.

If you still have the problem do the tape thing with each door switch. They are the pin like buttons on the hinge side of the door. If this does not solve the problem the best you can do is unscrew each pin switch and see if wires are hanging loose from the sockets.

If you still have no luck, look in your owners manual and pull the fuse for the interior lights to save your battery. You will need to trace the wires running to the pin switches and rear gate in order to find the shorted wire. Most likely the Drivers door gets the most use so if I had to pick a place to start it would be there.










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Your best bet would be to find a Tech like this guy , with the right diagnostic equiment . Door Locks Go Crazy 1 Unless you know how to do automotive electrical testing . Your door ajar switch is a input to a body control module . or GEM as ford calls thiers .
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