Question about 1998 Ford Windstar
Hi, it sounds like you have a bad door switch. First close all doors and try having someone push in on each door while you watch the ajar light. If the light goes out while pushing in on a door, the latch on that door should be adjusted to hold the door in tighter.
If none of the doors will extinguish the light when pushed in, you will have to troubleshoot the individual switches. The switch turns on the indicator and dome light by connecting the attached wires. To test the switch, remove the connector. With all other doors closed, see if pulling the connector off will extinguish the light. Try this for each door switch until you find one that will put the light out. Replace or repair that switch. Note, the switches are inside the doors next to the latches. You need to remove each door panel or at least remove it far enough to reach inside and pull the connector off the switch. Be careful not to confuse the switch with the power lock solenoid (if you have power locks).
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Posted on May 22, 2011
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