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Old 10-18-2006
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Door ajar curse

I got a 2001 Ranger edge and my door ajar light on my dash, also y dome light will stay lit for a long time. with the ding er going off. any one else have or had this problem with a fix?
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I used silicone grease as recommended by other users and it came back a day later. I sprayed wd-40 on after it came back on. Haven't had a problem with it since. I don't know if it was the combination or just the wd40, it worked nonetheless.
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I used silicone grease as recommended by other users and it came back a day later. I sprayed wd-40 on after it came back on. Haven't had a problem with it since. I don't know if it was the combination or just the wd40, it worked nonetheless.

It was oppisite for me.

With WD-40 it kept coming back.

I was brake/parts cleaner on the latch, then silicone spray. Havent had it come back.

When ever the door makes noise I relube the latch at the same time.
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Get the switch replaced. It's found in the door and is easy to replace. Dealer part and cheap......which is always nice.

Lube fixes are just bandaid jobs, if you want results that last, replace it.
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Get the switch replaced. It's found in the door and is easy to replace. Dealer part and cheap......which is always nice.

Lube fixes are just bandaid jobs, if you want results that last, replace it.
This is a some what common problem....as stated above,lube is only a temp fix.....part#xf1z-14018-aa R+L w/manual locks $13.33 ea.......for power locks,xf1z-14018-ba RT side $14.64 and xf1z-10b987-aa LF side $14.13
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Get the switch replaced. It's found in the door and is easy to replace. Dealer part and cheap......which is always nice.

Lube fixes are just bandaid jobs, if you want results that last, replace it.
i fixed mine 2 years ago with the WD-40 fix.......hasn't stayed on since....

i thought it was intergrated into the door latch.......
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i fixed mine 2 years ago with the WD-40 fix.......hasn't stayed on since....

i thought it was intergrated into the door latch.......
Sometimes you can get lucky on lubing the switch,but as far being intergrated in the latch...it is a separate switch,....man we replace a ton of these things...one of our "Better Ideas" that didn't work
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I sprayed my door latches and haven't had a problem in months. Didn't spray the switch just the latches.
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I loosened off the little latch peice that the door latches onto at the bottom and adjusted them so that the door closes tighter and have never had a problem since.
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cool, sounds like an eay fix, saweet. I'll hopefully do this today.
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Get the switch replaced. It's found in the door and is easy to replace. Dealer part and cheap......which is always nice.

Lube fixes are just bandaid jobs, if you want results that last, replace it.

It just gets dirty again..
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I need to do something to the switch on the drivers side on my truck, it acted up for the first time today......took like 3 mins for it to go off.
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I need to do something to the switch on the drivers side on my truck, it acted up for the first time today......took like 3 mins for it to go off.
Shot of wd40 and its gone
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