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Doors ajar signal on instrumentation panel lights up and inside interior lights flash on and off.

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Hey,try this. Get some WD40 or equivalent and spray it inside the door latch.Then open and close the door a few times. Do this on every door. Note which door the you sprayed when the door ajar light turns off because that will be the door latch you will have to replace. What happens is that the door ajar switch sticks.

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Just got my 2003 explorer sport trac dome light dont come on when you open the doors but they come on when you push the button to turn them on how do I get them to come on when I open the doors?????


The instrument cluster illuminates the interior lamps when an unlock signal is received from the vehicle security module. The illuminated entry feature will be canceled when any of the following conditions are met:
  • 25 seconds have elapsed since the illuminated entry feature was activated and the interior lamp control is not activated (door ajar or courtesy lamp switch on).
  • The instrument cluster receives a request from the vehicle security module (remote transmitter lock button pressed) and the interior lamp control is not activated.
  • The ignition is in the RUN or START position and the interior lamp control is not activated.
The instrument cluster illuminates the courtesy lamps when any door is open or ajar. The courtesy lamps shuts off when the doors are closed and the illuminated entry feature is not active or when the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h). The interior lamps are not reactivated until the vehicle speed is less than 3 mph (5 km/h) and a new door open warning lamp signal is received.
The instrument cluster controls the courtesy lamps illuminated entry function by activating the battery saver relay.
The panel dimmer switch is integrated into the headlamp switch and controls the interior lamps by activating the instrument cluster through circuit 1034 (BK/WH).
The vehicle security module sends a signal to the instrument cluster on the UBP network circuit to indicate a request to turn the illuminated entry feature on or off.
The on-demand lamps, glove compartment assembly, homelink module, puddle lamps and illuminated vanity mirrors are controlled by the battery saver relay. The battery saver relay becomes active (relay coil is energized) when the instrument is in the awake mode, or in the sleep mode (relay coil is de-energized).

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My 2004 Pontiac grand am se1 acts like door is open and interior light stays on also does t lock on its own when in gear and lights don't blink and horn not honk when locking with key bob


Door ajar switch problem more then likely or wiring issue . The BCM - body control module won't turn off interior light , let door lock because it think's the door is open . The door ajar switch is a input to the BCM .

The first thing would be to have it checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes . Also check with an enhanced scan tool to see if the BCM shows ajar switch data (open or closed ? Do you know about body electronics ?
Body Control Module
The various BCM input and output circuits are described in the corresponding functional areas indicated on the BCM electrical schematics. The Body Control Module functions include the following:
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A/C compressor request. Refer to Air Temperature Description and Operation


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Remote Function Control. Refer to Keyless Entry System Description and Operation


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A/C cooling Fan. Refer to Air Delivery Description and Operation


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Audio Delay Power. Refer to Radio/Audio System Description and Operation


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Exterior and interior lighting control. Refer to Exterior Lighting Systems Description and Operation


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Daytime running lights (DRL)


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Automatic lighting control


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Fog lamps


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Interior lighting. Refer to Interior Lighting Systems Description and Operation


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Battery rundown protection (Inadvertent Power). Refer to Interior Lighting Systems Description and Operation


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Chimes. Refer to Audible Warnings Description and Operation


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Key-In-Ignition


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Head Lamps On


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Seat Belt Not Fastened


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Turn Signal On


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Park Brake Warning


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Door Ajar Warning


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Gage control. Refer to Instrument Cluster Description and Operation in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.


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Instrument cluster indicator control. Refer to Instrument Cluster Description and Operation in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.


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Theft deterrent. Refer to Theft Systems Description and Operation .


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Engine coolant level sensing. Refer to Cooling System Description and Operation .


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Washer solvent level sensing. Refer to Wiper/Washer System Description and Operation in Wipers/Washer Systems.


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Key-in-ignition sensing. Refer to Audible Warnings Description and Operation in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.


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Seat belt use sensing. Refer to Seat Belt System Description and Operation .


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Brake fluid level sensing.


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Parking brake state sensing.


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Rear compartment interface. Refer to Power Door Locks Description and Operation


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Horn interface.


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Door lock interface. Refer to Power Door Locks Description and Operation


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Bulb Check. Refer to Instrument Cluster Description and Operation in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.

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2003 navigator interior Lights and driving lights won't turn off. Door ajar warning on


Is your 'door ajar' or 'dome light' staying on? Forum members suggest various methods that they fixed their issue. The methods include:
  • Adjusting the dimmer
  • Spraying the switch with a lubricant
  • Replacing the switch
  • Replacing the relay

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What color are the wires that go from door switch to dome lights on a 2005 mustang v6 conv.


The door switch doesn't go to the dome lights , the switch (door ajar switch ) is an input to the SMJ - smart junction box or body control module take your pick .
Principles of Operation
When the SJB detects a request for lighting, it turns on the interior lamps by supplying power to the lamps. The request for lighting can be an open door signal from a door ajar switch, an interior lighting on command from the instrument panel dimmer switch or an unlock command from a remote keyless entry (RKE) transmitter.
The door ajar switches are hard-wired directly to the SJB. The 2 door ajar switches are normally closed when the doors are closed. The decklid ajar switch is normally closed when the decklid is closed. All door ajar switches receive voltage from the SJB and each has its own ground circuit.
The instrument panel dimmer switch receives a ground signal from the SJB. The instrument panel dimmer switch provides variable resistance for backlighting the instrument cluster and a toggle ON/OFF function for the interior lights.
The RKE receiver is contained inside the SJB. When the SJB receives an unlock request from an RKE transmitter, it unlocks the doors and turns on the interior lamps. There could be DTC'S diagnostic trouble codes stored in the SJB ! You can not access these codes with a OBD2 code reader , need a factory scan tool .
B1319 Driver Door Ajar Circuit Failure Go To Pinpoint Test D . B1327 Passenger Door Ajar Circuit Failure Go To Pinpoint Test D . B2021 Dome Lamp Input Return Circuit Failure Go To Pinpoint Test A . B2550 Dome Lamp Output Circuit Short to Ground Go To Pinpoint Test A . B2554 Dome Lamp Output Circuit Failure Go To Pinpoint Test D . Do you know B-codes -body control .
Your best bet is to take to a ASE certified repair facility or a Ford dealer .

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Door ajar light and interior light flash for about 30 seconds after turning car on


well most likecly you have a bad latch, since you do not mention the year, earlier models had a button on the door jam, later models is all incorporated in the door latch, usally if it is the latch, the door don't close with the remove and some times it doesn'h shut properlly.

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Removing a relay can cause all kinds of problems. The door ajar switch may have just need to be sprayed with a lubricant to unstick it so the lights would go off.reinstall relay to see if concers goes away.

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