1999 FORD EXPLORER INTERIOR LAMP & DOOR AJAR LIGHT

  • Tiny
  • Tabitha726
  • 1999 Ford Explorer

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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Friday, February 15th, 2008 AT 5:28 PM

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  • mastertechtim
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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.

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Friday, February 15th, 2008 AT 5:33 PM
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  • imnfg
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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 !

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Monday, March 31st, 2008 AT 10:27 PM
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  • mastertechtim
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Good to hear, thanks

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 AT 5:20 PM
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  • zoellner
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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.

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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 AT 11:06 AM
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  • mastertechtim
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Your welcome

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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 AT 3:46 PM

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