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Old 01-25-2010, 01:37 PM
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Default "door ajar"

Constantly stays light on the dash while the truck is on. The Dome Light also stays on for several moments till I put the Truck in Drive and it will trun the light off, but the DOOR AJAR continues to stay light.

I've previously ran into this problem a few other times, while driving I would hit a bump or a series of bumps amongst the road and it was cause the Dome Light to come on and the DOOR AJAR light to pop up on the dash board.

My belief is that I hit a fireplug several months ago and I may or may not have misaligned the frame in some way, causing the slighest bump to set these lights off...??

Now it is to the point where it just stays on all of the time, I have not yet set up an appointment with the body shop yet, but if you could help me disable this feature, by pulling a fuse, or plug I would appreciate it. It is quite annoying. lol

I do also think, if the frame may have damage, the weather is playing a role also, last week it was in the 30's, today is 60.....etc..

I don't know where to look on here to get proper fuse indications for my truck and no, my truck did not come with a "manual".

My Truck is a 2002 Ford Ranger, 3.0L Tremor.

Thank You. - Ari
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:45 PM
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I don't know where to look on here to get proper fuse indications for my truck and no, my truck did not come with a "manual".
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spray the door latches with wd-40 and slam them shut hard a few times
it will take care of it. it is a common problem

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Old 01-25-2010, 01:48 PM
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be back in 5 to let you know how I made out. hahah
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Seems that I am out of wd40, I will have to grab some on my way to school tonight, hopefully this does the trick! Thanks, once again!
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:24 PM
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It could also be your rear door sensors (the latches are at the bottom of the door).... I'm having the same problem and actually disconnected both sensors on front doors, with no help. I just soak both rear door latches again in wd-40 so I'm hoping this will fix them, before I go removing the rear paneling and unplugging those...
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Whoa Nellie!... DON'T do it. WD40 is a compound that was designed to displace water. Thus the name = "Water Displacement Formula 40". (They tried 39 other formulas before finding one that worked) It is NOT a "long term" lubricant and will gum up the works if left in the switch. While there are many uses for the stuff, spraying it into locks and switches will have a negative result as it will leave a gummy residue that will get caked up with dust and cause the part to fail again. Use an electronic contact cleaner to clear the part and then a silicone based lubricant to follow up.

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Whoa Nellie!... DON'T do it. WD40 is a compound that was designed to displace water. Thus the name = "Water Displacement Formula 40". (They tried 39 other formulas before finding one that worked) It is NOT a "long term" lubricant and will gum up the works if left in the switch. While there are many uses for the stuff, spraying it into locks and switches will have a negative result as it will leave a gummy residue that will get caked up with dust and cause the part to fail again. Use an electronic contact cleaner to clear the part and then a silicone based lubricant to follow up.

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Wish I would have read this about 20 minutes ago. hahaha

Welp, time will tell I guess. lol

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Old 01-26-2010, 02:01 PM
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Whoa Nellie!... DON'T do it. WD40 is a compound that was designed to displace water. Thus the name = "Water Displacement Formula 40". (They tried 39 other formulas before finding one that worked) It is NOT a "long term" lubricant and will gum up the works if left in the switch. While there are many uses for the stuff, spraying it into locks and switches will have a negative result as it will leave a gummy residue that will get caked up with dust and cause the part to fail again. Use an electronic contact cleaner to clear the part and then a silicone based lubricant to follow up.

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my locks have worked flawlessly since i filled them with wd40 over a year ago, wd40 works fine
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i have used this product with great results.

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Old 01-26-2010, 02:27 PM
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I dont agree with not using wd40
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