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I have a 97 Lincoln Continental that the door ajar light keeps coming on, therefore keeping the interior lights on. Any idea where to start looking?

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I had the same problem on my 95. A guy at the service dept at ford told me to spray the door latch with WD 40 as the door switch is there and gets sticky. It worked and the door light has not come on since.. :)

Posted on Apr 19, 2011

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Striker for the door. Most likely it being a switch it is going bad.

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

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