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Old 04-06-2009
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Icon4 Door ajar/Cabin light stuck on

Hello everyone..

Today I ran into a bit of a problem with my truck.

The door ajar light stays on constantly, even tho im positive that both doors are closed.. I've tried both doors to make sure and it stays on.

As well, the cabin light stays on. Its weird however, because once i start driving around, the cabin light goes off, but the door ajar light still stays on? Then as I continue to drive, the door ajar light just goes off on its on time..

Really lost on this one.. i managed to finally get the cabin light to stay off when i locked the truck up..

Any advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

BTW its a 2001 Ranger Edge, about 50000 kms on it.

Dan
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shoot some wd-40 in both door latches and cycle the latches a few times. the switches stick, its a common issue with these trucks
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The cab light always shuts off after a while or it will drain the batterie
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yup got the same problem in my 98 nothing fixed it no wd 40 no liquid no moving it i just pulled the fuse for the dome light.. and went on with life and the light. the door ajar light has been on for about 8 months now
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mine does that every now and then. there is a magnet somewhere that just isnt connecting. is everything clean?

oh btw....its in the hanes manual somewhere. it will tell you where those magnets are...
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mine did it for a long time until i finally changed out the latch and everything, problem came back 2 months later. i was pissed. read about the wd-40 trick, tried that and it worked. its been nearly 2 years now and no more issues
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Mine does that from time to time as well. Will stay on for a day, or two, and then after it gets shut enough times it starts back to normal again. It goes away just long enough that it will irritate me again when it comes back. Oh well. Could be worse. My girlfriend has no dome light at all. Every time I try to replace the bulb it blows.
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thanks a lot for your advice guys, ill try the wd-40 trick, seems to be the easiest way.. hopefully it works!
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hey guys, tried the wd-40 and it worked like a charm! problem solved! thanks
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damn... all this time ive been to lazy to search this problem. who knew that wd-40 and R-F could solve my issue.....

thanks R-F
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WD 40 or any lube spray, into every latch on every door, and every moving part. make sure u get every door and every latch then slam and open like 20x per door.
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Both my '97 and '02 have had this problem. It's a little frustrating that Ford has never really fixed this.
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Both my '97 and '02 have had this problem. It's a little frustrating that Ford has never really fixed this.
They never fixed a lot of things.
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They never fixed a lot of things.
But they DID circle there problems.
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I just took the door panels off & cut the wires- problem solved
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But they DID circle there problems.
Haha. So true.
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