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stupid old door ajar question with no luck

ok door ajar, I get it, lubricate the hinges and such, done it twice and still no luck. been on for 2 weeks straight with no luck. any other ideas?? starting to drive me nuts... thanx
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How about trying lubricating the other side of the door… the lock.

Some say to spray the lock insides with WD-40, I used White Lithium Grease Spray, stuck the nozzle in the open part and sprayed, sprayed a little around the outer parts too, WORKED !

I can now walk away from the truck without looking back to see if the outside light or the ding’r is on.

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Have you made sure your back doors are fully latching sully? I had that problem with mine!
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Maybe the switch is not working properly anymore and lubricating it won't solve the problem.
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I will deffinately try that scrambler! never thought of that. Yeah my doors are latching all the way, I checked em out lastnight
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I will deffinately try that scrambler! never thought of that. Yeah my doors are latching all the way, I checked em out lastnight
Try spraying all of the latches, but the front door will be the switch, do the rear doors too hinges also.
If you use White Grease wait till it dries and then wipe some off the outside or at least where you might hit it…

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p.s. You can think 99offroadrngr,, he told me about it.
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The problem is probably the switch in the latch. If you pull your door cover off and reach in there you will feel it. It has wires going to it its like a L shaped thing and if you turn it to one direction (i forget which way) it will pop like you broke it but its not. Just pull it out and clean it.
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here are some crappy cell pics of one out of a back door.

just spray some wd40 or something down in where the ball is and get it working again.



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sweet Ill gp try that now
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use PB blaster and hose them down...heres a trick...start the truck and be outside with the windows down and all the doors closed...open the doors one at a time, the door that does not cause the door ajar warning to beep is the door with the faulty latch, that will help you narrow your focus
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Put black electrical tape over the light.
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the thing is it will not go off period. the dome light goes off while I drive 30ft or so but the door ajar light wont go off at all. didnt have the tools here to take the latch off.
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