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Old 01-13-2006
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Door Ajar?

Where are the sensors located that tell the computer there is a door ajar? I am having problems with mine, apparently. It will tell me there is a door ajar when all four are closed firmly. I keep having to remove fuse 26 to get the interior lamp to go off when I'll be away from my truck.

Can I replace the sensors or are they integrated into the body? What can I do to solve this problem???
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OOPPPPSSSSS; my mistake.
I was thinking of one of my other vehicles.....

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No they aren't.

The door ajar switches are part of the door latch mechanism under the outside handle.

Do a search and you find that WD40 can help, but ultimately a switch replacement will fix it. Since it is a 4 door, you have two additional switches for the aft doors too.
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Do a quick search. I had a topic a few months ago that went into detal on how to diagnose which one it is and ways to help try and cure it.
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Do a quick search. I had a topic a few months ago that went into detal on how to diagnose which one it is and ways to help try and cure it.
Maybe my search was a little too broad. I'll try again. Thanks Jason and Earl for not trying to make me sound like a newb as Offroad did.
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Search for "ajar"

Here was my thread
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...highlight=ajar
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if your truck is an extended cab try just slamming your rear doors. thats all i had to do.
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Maybe my search was a little too broad. I'll try again. Thanks Jason and Earl for not trying to make me sound like a newb as Offroad did.
DSTAS,

My apologies.... It was not my intention to make you sound like a NU B......
I should have waited until I had some coffee before answering your question.

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if your truck is an extended cab try just slamming your rear doors. thats all i had to do.
Thats probably part of the problem
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i'm haveing the same problem i'll slam my driver side door and it goes off but it's pissin me off
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mine was doing that for a couple days, but it stopped and hasn't done it since.
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WD40..................... spray and go
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When mine does it i just have to slam the back doors, whichever one i had open....

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i fixed this problem on my truck about 2 days ago. can of WD40... find the catch mechanisms on the front doors, and the rear doors. havent had a problem since, and ive thouroughly tested it out.
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Mine has been fixed for over 2 years now with WD-40 in it. Maybe you will need a new switch in the future, but I have yet to see one that has not been fixed by lubricating it.
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I had terrible problems from mine... what fixed it.. slam whatever
rear door i had open...

now its just once every 2-3 monthes i have to reshut my door but thats
acceptable to me.
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mine did that when i first bought it. i was pissed. so - i found this OUTSTANDING website (RF) and they helped me fix it - i was happy as a lark. so -- like they said - get out the wd-40 - find the rolly hinges ... spray the crap out of it - its gonna be messy - open and shut it a bunch of times to get it well lubed. clean of the excess. then u should be good to go. repeat as necessary!
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