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THE DOOR LIGHT ILLUMINATES ALL THE TIME

2002 Ford Windstar • 6,176 miles

I got in my car closed my doors, started the car, a light illuminated on dashboard, it was the door light signal, stays on, constantly. Checked all the doors they shut with out any problem.
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Bhelpful
November 29, 2011.




The switches that control the lights for open doors are made right into the door latches and they have a history of sticking and causing problems like that.

Here is a technique that often works well and eliminates the problem at no cost.

Get a can of spray lube like WD40 or something like it and has a straw on the nozzle. Spray it generously up into the latch mechanism. Now open and close the door numerous times to work it in. Repeat this process several times. Since you don't really know which door is causing the problem, you should do all of them. It's usually caused by the most frequently used door but it's not guaranteed to be that one.

Wrenchtech
Nov 29, 2011.


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