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Dome light won't go off

Newb here. Just purchased a 1995 Ranger XLT Supercab today. After shutting it off, the dome light won't go off. I've verifed the doors are closed well and the dashswitch that does the cargo light is in the off position. The ignition switch is a little loose but I have it in the off and locked position (steering wheel locked). Any suggestions?

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Spray some WD-40 in the door where it latches shut, that was my problem, it may have to be done a time or two.
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one of them isnt latching the whole way to trip the sensor
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I should have searched 1st:
http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...ontactPin.html

*Thanks for not hammering the newb for not searching first*
I'll try the WD 40 first, then buy a new pin switch if that doesn't work. Switch is about $10 and sounds like a PITA to install.
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lol the same chit happend to me in my 1995 ford ranger XLT...i was far from home and only tool i had was wire cutters..the light wouldnt shut off so i ripped the light off and cut the wires lol.
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lol the same chit happend to me in my 1995 ford ranger XLT...i was far from home and only tool i had was wire cutters..the light wouldnt shut off so i ripped the light off and cut the wires lol.
I dont know about your '95 but on the newer rangers, including mine has a "thingy" (whatever you call it lol) that after 10 minutes or so, it will turn the interior dome light (maybe more stuff to.....idk) so it dont kill the battery. (If I remember correctly).
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just soak the latch with wd40 or any other contact cleaner and you should be okay
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I dont know about your '95 but on the newer rangers, including mine has a "thingy" (whatever you call it lol) that after 10 minutes or so, it will turn the interior dome light (maybe more stuff to.....idk) so it dont kill the battery. (If I remember correctly).
My 05' has that same thing. It's a good feature and I like it.
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Pull the sensor out and put some goo off or some other cleaner on it. I would not use wd40 all it does is attrack dust, and dirt and just make it clog up again. Same thing happined on my old 95 and a little goo off cleared it all up.
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