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Old 02-25-2010, 04:52 PM
coop10 coop10 is offline
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Default door ajar light problem

i have a 2000 ford ranger and usually everytime i start it the door ajar light comes on. ive slammed the door shut but its just tempormental. where is the switch for that year truck?
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:55 PM
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On the door jam area where the door latches. Spraying it will WD-40 also works to free it up
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:57 PM
01_ranger_4x4 01_ranger_4x4 is offline
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the switch is in the door latch. its a very common problem that can often times be remedied with WD-40. shoot some WD-40 into the latch and open and shut the door several times to work it in. it should clear up the issue. i had this issue several years ago, not knowing about the WD-40 trick at the time i replaced the door latch assembly that cost about $100 if i remember correctly only to have the door ajar light problem come back just a couple months later. i found out about the WD-40 trick and tried it and its been fine since. lol sorry, i was kinda rambling there.

edit: i just so happen to have a pic of the latch assembly. the part my thumb is on is the switch.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:28 AM
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Just a slight addition that worked for me to get that 'door ajar' light off. I kept having it turn on when i'd take a corner, and I'd slam doors too to get it off. One day, I discovered that my passenger side ext. cab door wasn't properly shut, and wiggled quite a bit. I slammed it good n hard, and no probs since
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:33 AM
Ranger_EDGE Ranger_EDGE is offline
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mine was doing this also! the passenger door. but aaron_ariens told me to spay some WD-40 and man it worked instantly lol i was shocked on how it worked. its been over a week now and its been working great
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:15 PM
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wow i just tried this right before going to get to latches, work right away. great adivse
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