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The speedo display shows that the door is open and the interior lights dont go off even though the door is shut. does anyone know how we can solve this problem.I have had diagnostics on the car which dosnt show the door sensors or which door is not working.Many thanks Gaz

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On Fords, and I imagine this vehicle as well, the door ajar switches are located inside the doors, and integrated w/ the latches. Often, over time, the switches will get a bit sticky from accumulating debris. Using your favorite lubricant (WD40, etc.), liberally spray directly into the latch mechanism. After doing this to the first door, open and close it several times to see if you've located the sticky switch. If not, move on to each door and repeat the process.

Good luck.

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