INTERIOR LAMP & DOOR AJAR LIGHT

1999 Ford Explorer

Tiny

Tabitha726

February, 15, 2008 AT 5:28 PM

Electrical problem
1999 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 136000 miles

The door ajar light is on and won't go off. The interior lamps go off shortly after puting it into drive or will go off after 40 min when sitting with the vehical off to protect the battery. On most cars there is a little button you can just push in and it'll go off, but there is nothing. I looked in the repair manual and it doesn't say anything about it.
What do you think this could be?
Where are the door sensors?

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5 Answers

Tiny

mastertechtim

February, 15, 2008 AT 5:33 PM

Very common. Your problem is door ajar switch located on one of the door latches inside the door. What usually works is spraying wd40 liberally into door latch and opening and closing the door several times. ***The stuck switch is usually on the door that is least used like the passengers. Let us know how you make out.

Tiny

imnfg

March, 31, 2008 AT 10:27 PM

I have a 1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer Edition.
I've been dealing this problem for months.
If I hadn't seen it myself, I wouldn't have believe it.
The door ajar light went out & so did the intierior lights. Thanks tim your awsome !

Tiny

mastertechtim

April, 1, 2008 AT 5:20 PM

Good to hear, thanks

Tiny

zoellner

August, 6, 2008 AT 11:06 AM

I googled this problem and this forum came up. Like magic it worked for me too. Thanks for saving me a trip to the mechanic.

Tiny

mastertechtim

August, 6, 2008 AT 3:46 PM

Your welcome

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