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Old 09-27-2008
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Door Ajar? [24/7]

so my door ajar light stays on 24/7 for some reason no clue why.... but because of that i had to take the cab light fuse out so the lights not on 24/7... same thing happened with my frens ranger... shes got a 97 and ive got a 98... any ideas?
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Get some wd-40 and spray it into the door jam. There is a part that sometimes gets stubborn and this will take car of it.
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The same thing happened to me. I used wd-40 (^) it went away. The suck part is, I just took my dome lights out so it wouldn't drain the batt. Then I lost one, so I have no driver's side map light.
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pimp sounds easy i guess i spray it into that lil black metal tab thingy?
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the door latch,,, in the door. If that's made of metal, black, and tab shaped, then yes.

We had to call Ford to find the door sensor, it's built into the latching mechanism inside the door.

My advice, don't overdue it. give it a squirt or 2, open and close the door a few times and see what happens.
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If the WD-40 wears off or doesn't work you can also try some white lithium grease in a spray can. The store brand wanna-be WD-40 "multi-purpose spray lube" evaporated and stopped working after about a week. I used the white lithium spray grease after that and haven't had the problem since (been about 4 or 5 months now I think).
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I used the wd40 approach like a year ago and it still works fine here. just dont need to over do it just a couple squirts.
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mine did that this summer wd40 solved the problem mine wasnt on 24/7 but same idea. its just the door latch somtimes sticks and gets stuck..
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mine did that this summer wd40 solved the problem mine wasnt on 24/7 but same idea. its just the door latch somtimes sticks and gets stuck..
mine stuck a bit for a while on and off then became 24/7... but i just tried wd40 and it did nothing.... any other ideas?
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took my dome lights out so it wouldn't drain the batt
The battery wouldn't drain. It shuts off automatically after a few minutes. Just FYI to Ross so he doesnt worry.
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mine stuck a bit for a while on and off then became 24/7... but i just tried wd40 and it did nothing.... any other ideas?
try it again, i had to drench mine. slam the doors hard a few times after you apply the wd-40.
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Do you have a 4dr? When I dont close my back doors well enough either the doors will always be ajar or it will randomly turn on, even if I slam my front doors.
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mine did that too, theres a little switch inside the door i just jizzed some oil up in thur and lubed it up, its fine now. i assume it just got crap on it and was sticking.
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idk i guess my doors are shot... i drive around in floods alot being all the hurricanes in Florida... plus it doesnt help that i like to go around everyone ***** footing around and go through it :p i bet the inside of my doors are full of rust and mud lol... i no the last time i cleaned the bottom of my truck [ i only clean the underside after going to the beach don't liek the salt] i found lots of different weeds and plants actually growing... in the mud caked on my truck...
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The battery wouldn't drain. It shuts off automatically after a few minutes. Just FYI to Ross so he doesnt worry.
when mine had the door ajar light on, the dome light was on all the time...
so i pulled the fuse as well to stop the batt. from draining.

drenching both door latches with wd-40 and slamming both doors a bunch of times cured it.
i think the problem on mine was the passenger door because it gets way less use normally...
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ya i know mines the passenger side aswell... my light would stay on 24\7 to just took the fuse out i guess ill go use the rest of the can on it and slam it for an hour
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Def the wd-40 trick.
mine always stays on when i get dun mud ridin and wawshin my truck.
im thinkin it gets wet but i did the wd trick and hasnt happened since.
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ya i know mines the passenger side aswell... my light would stay on 24\7 to just took the fuse out i guess ill go use the rest of the can on it and slam it for an hour
i think that would be a good idea.....nothing to lose by trying
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