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2002 Lincoln continental. Interior lights turn on and off all night while car is off. Battery is dead in am. Any ideas what problem might be

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SOURCE: 2002 Lincoln continental. Interior lights

The door latch is not getting detected by car.Its not detecting the door closed.Clean the door latches. The door latch grounds itself to chassis ground when closed. your problem involves a little corrosion in and around the latch. The simple fix is to spray a good amount of WD-40 on all door latches. Then let the wd-40 spray remain there for 1 hour then re-try ,turning the car off and closing the door and see the lights will get off.------------ But if that is not helping and problem is same then other possibility can be faulty ignition switch.You turn the key in ignition switch and turn the car off,and think car is turned off,but actually the car is not turned off,because there is short in the ignition switch ,this is causing the lights to go on/off,even though the car is off.------------------- Check out,this will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on Feb 07, 2011


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