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Old 03-22-2012
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door open light stuck on

recently with my passanger side door when its open and the engin on the light sticks on and the doom light doesnt go go out or it takes a few mins when it usuly goes out instantly. reopening and closing the door doesnt help just shuting and turning back on teh enging stops it.
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Try spraying the door latches with lithium grease or wd40. Then open it and close it a few times to work it in the latch.
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I had this problem. First the passenger door. then driver. I had to disconnect the door switches, 6 years ago. Hummm, maybe i should fix that.
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I had this problem. First the passenger door. then driver. I had to disconnect the door switches, 6 years ago. Hummm, maybe i should fix that.
Where would these switches be located?
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The light switch is integrated into the door latch. Shoot the door latch with some lithium grease. Fixes it every time, in my experience.
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i figured a lil lube would solve it. i was hoping it wouldnt be a sensor problem
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i figured a lil lube would solve it. i was hoping it wouldnt be a sensor problem
It usually is, give it a shot!
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i love this site. my dome light started staying on last week so i just did a search and came up with this thread. shot some pb blaster in the latch mechanism just to see and the light went out just like it is supposed to. i'll be giving it a shot of real grease in a few days. thanks guys!
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why is this in the for sale section..? lol
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lol that's funny. i just did a search for those terms and landed here. i didn't even notice the sub forum it was in. at least i got an answer to my problem.
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haha i have this problem except when my wipers are on the middle 2 speeds my door lights comes on and goes on and off!!!! so annoying lol
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I'm having this problem right now too. I disconnected both switches and the door ajar light and dome light are still on..... Very confusing, going to try and run down the problem tomorrow.
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You could do the "BRP" !

Blub Removal Procedure...

I had the problem with the light and dinger staying on, lubed the latches and the hinges and all better now.
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this is funny i posted an thread about this last year and no one bothered.... it got to the point to where i took out my dome light cuz it was killing my battery.... (i had a weak battery)..... but i broke the dome light cover so it cant me fixed but the door ajar thing still comes and goes..... i usllay slam my passager doors and the light somtimes goes off
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Did you do the lubing the latch thing, on both doors ?
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#modslackin'
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Well, I tracked down my problem. The passenger side door switch wire (Gray with Red Stripe) was shorted to ground between the door switch and the SJB.
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nope lol just slamed them
but i will when it happens again
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this is funny i posted an thread about this last year and no one bothered.... it got to the point to where i took out my dome light cuz it was killing my battery.... (i had a weak battery)..... but i broke the dome light cover so it cant me fixed but the door ajar thing still comes and goes..... i usllay slam my passager doors and the light somtimes goes off
I did the same thing, broke the cover. So I super glued the damn thing back in place and used a piece of painters tape to hold it in place till it dried. lol My luck the bulb will go out now.

Oh and the door ajar light does the same thing on my Super cab with 4 doors. Just a quirt of lube and all good.
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Oh and the door ajar light does the same thing on my Super cab with 4 doors. Just a quirt of lube and all good.
Yes...very common and the lube does it all!
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