Question about 1997 Lincoln Continental
It is a sticky sensor in the door latch mechanism. Spray it w/ WD-40 and follow up with a dose of silicone spray. Open/close doors several times and it should be ok. If you have a problem with 1 door the other 3 are sure to follow---DO THIS TO ALL 4 DOORS!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
I spray contact cleaner right into the latch and the problem goes away instantly. . 3 - three second blasts will do it.
it is not the drivers door because you would get a "drivers door ajar" specific message. so that leaves 3 to try. mine are always one of the rear doors. never the passenger for some reason. this is a very minor annoyance if you have a can in your trunk ready all the time
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
I had the same problem on my 98 continental. First the DOOR AJAR came on then the DRIVERS DOOR AJAR came on. A dear friend of mine told me about the W/D 40 trick. So I tried it. I srayed all 4 doors with W/D 40 and low and behold all the lights went off and I can now access all of my controls. Lets hope for the best. Thanks Nanc
Posted on Nov 03, 2009
After posting my problem, I found the following solution on Wikipedia. I tried it and it worked!
Common problem with these cars--Spray the internal latches liberally with WD-40 or similar product operate door several times and then spray with a silicone type spray--should solve your problem
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
The WD 40 solution worked for me instantly. I just washed my car to get 2 weeks worth of salt off and when I parked it in the garage, the interior lights would not go out because of the "driver door ajar" message. I slammed the door 50 times and disconnected and reconnected the battery and still had the problem. When I sprayed the latch, the problem was instantly solved. This car is in perfect condition with low miles and no deterioration at all. (95 Lincoln Continental)
Posted on Jan 15, 2010
The WD-40 trick worked great. The thing was driving me crazy with the interior lights coming on when vehicle stopped. Followed the above instructions and worked right away. Thanks all.
Posted on Apr 01, 2010
There is a switch located in the drivers and passengers door jamb that indicates to the car that your door is open. Either the switch is broken or the wire leading to it is unhooked or broken.
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
AMAZING!! really works instantly! i have a 98 continental and ive had this problem for over 6 months
Posted on Feb 15, 2011
I have the same problem in 1998 continental. This thing is worse than a YUGO., it has problems constantly. It is my first and last ford product, back to GM.
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
I had this same problem. I believe it is the main computer not the door latch. I disconnected the neg. battery lead and computer reset itself. problem gone.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
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