Door ajar light in dash stays on - Ford-Windstar
Door ajar light in dash stays onDoor ajar light in dash stays on even when all doors are shut tight and dome lights stay on. Had to remove all light bulbs to save battery. Can you tell me where the switch is in the door jam that turns off dash light. Can't seem to find it. Hopping its just stuck or maybe its another problem. Any help will be appreciated.
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|Oh, the "door ajar lights" and dome lights. My 1995 WindStar had this problem, I almost went crazy! Nobody could find the switch anywhere! So, I tryed to find it by myself!|
Well... the switch is incorporated to the lock, inside de door. You have to take off the door´s carpeting and, with a torx key, take off the door lock. The sensor is incased in low of the lock, you can see a couple of wires leaving it. Each door have one or more sensors. The trunk door have 2 sensors, one in each lock.
My WindStar had one sensor of trunk door stopped on "open" position. I took it off, clened and oiled. Done it´s working like a new one!
|dome and door ajar light stays on until I reach speed of 15 miles per hour, then goes out until I stop and take key out then it comes back on. Does anyone know what to do|
|To fix the door ajar and dome light spray wd40 in the door latches. The switch is in there. It fixed mine in just a few minutes.|
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|OKAY I HAVE OWNED A FEW FORDS AND HAD SAME PROBLEM YOU HAVE TO BUY SOME W-D 40 SPRAY ALL DOOR LOCKS AND CONNECTION SENSORS ON DOORS OPEN AND CLOSE DOORS A FEW TIMES RESTART CAR AND PROBLEM GONE......|
WAS THIS VERY HELPFUL
|I personally had this problem, found this thread and tried whata John and world famous said and it worked the first door I tried. All I had to do after i sprayed the latch was shut the door and the light went off. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!|
|Thanks the WD40 worked great (so far) wish me luck :) |
|Even with a door sensor telling the lights to stay on, they should cut off within a few minutes. Check the "Batter Saver" relay (located on the relay and fuse panel just under the dash far left) and make sure that the points aren't stuck. Also the Generic Electronic Module (GEM) has a time out circuit that drops out the "battery saver" relay after a few minutes to turn the lights off so the battery isn't run down. The time out circuit in the GEM on my 95 Windstar quit working and was keeping the lights on all the time. I had to do some re-wiring to solve the problem of running the battery down.|
|Thank you the idea of spraying WD 40 to the lock solve my problem |
|My transmision goes crazy over 40mh. I SCAN the trans and read|
code PO1135 AND THE SCANNER THAT GAVE THE READING 94235. Help
|God bless WD40, sprayed it in the locks, door ajar and interior lights working as they should..|
Wd-40 made miracles. I was on the edge of madness when I met your forum.
My godfather use to say: "When you get good results, thank the Good Lord". Well, I'll thank you all first, then I'll see after for the Lord! Thanks to BillB and all others.
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