Mechanics

DOOR AJAR LIGHT

1996 Ford Explorer

My door ajar light is staying on and the interior light won't go off. Where is the sensor for door closed on this model?

6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles
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Sconnery
October 23, 2008.




Hello

I attached several pics. One shows you the location of where the switches are to give you an area to look at. I have also attached wiring diagram. There should be a push button type switch somewhere on the body, so when the door closes it pushes the switch. Some have a little rubber gasket over it. I have attached a pic to show you an example of a couple. The first is on a truck and it is a plunger on the side of the dash. The door hits it and pushes it in when it is closed. The other is on a car. I also gave you the fuse panel, if you pull fuse 27 that should turn your dome light off. Other things too though. Also, this does have a relay for the Interior lights. If you can not find a bad/broken switch, then check that relay.

Hope this helps


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_3_5.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Ford_Wiring_1.jpg




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ImpalaSS
Oct 23, 2008.
Hey forgot a couple of the pics


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_4_4.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_5_2.jpg


ImpalaSS
Oct 23, 2008.
I looked for the switch in the areas you are referring to and this model doesn't have one. This model has an enclosed circular plastic housing that a wiring harness feeds into and it is located on the door of the vehicle about half way up the front side of the door.

I have a repair manual for this vehicle but it doesn't refer to this problem.

Tiny
Sconnery
Oct 24, 2008.
I have seen this before on the explorer and what I have found is the door ajar switch located inside the door panel, mounted on the door latch gets stuck and what I have found to fix it is spraying wd40 onto latch and opening and closing the door several times usually will work the wd40 into it freeing it up. ***I usually find its the latch that is least used, like the passengers side. Hope this helps

Tiny
Mastertechtim
Oct 24, 2008.

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