Question about 2002 Ford Taurus
This is one of two things, first make sure the switch is off, this switch is what you use to adjust the brightness of the dash lights at night and is located on the dash, if this switch is all the way up it turns on the lights, i think this is your problem because the other thing that would cause this would be a bad door switch but if this was the cause then the door ajar symbol would also be on on the dash, start with the dimmer switch first good luck.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had a friend that had the same issue. I had the same issue with my 99 Bonneville the outside door handle and the door latch itself where sticking because of dirt or some other substance. I kept my car very clean and I also cleaned the door jambs after every wash, but still there was a sticking in the latch and handle.
I could be driving down the road and the lights would be on. and I would open the window (with the doors locked and flick the outside handle and the interior lights would turn off. then I knew it was the outside handle that had a censor that was sticking. Why does the out side handle even have a censor? Good question. It seems the more sophisticated our cars become the more probability of issues from the littlest things.
Posted on Jul 23, 2008
SOURCE: dome light wont turn off
some times the door switch can be faulty. and it may be coincidence that the interior switch is faulty too. i have owned alot of S- series trucks and a few of them have done this to me. you need to individually check each door for switch contact
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
your door close switch is non-functional. its located in the door jamb. its a black button the size of a shirt button. usually held in by one or two screws.
there is one for each door.
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
SOURCE: dome light stays on
the switch in your door that lets your truck know when the door is open is stuck. It is cheap to replace and it is not hard at all. 30 minutes maybe.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
They don't shut off until they sit dormant for about a minute. They are set to delay as a courtesy when there is minimal light outside. **Please rate me on this answer
Posted on Jun 07, 2010
Testimonial: "You hit it on the nailhead! I didn't realize there was an overide switch there. I was geting serious about the VCM and that would be $$$.Thank you very much for your help. five Stares!"
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