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Old 12-14-2010, 04:55 AM
trib trib is offline
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Default Dome light stays on

Gentlemen/Ladies,
I've just purchased a '99 Ranger XLT and have a few problems. Not too serious, but....
The dome light stays on. I've tried fiddling with the dome switch, the dimmer relay and the light just stays on. I've taken the bulb out so that It won't drain the batt.
My question; where is the mechanism that trips the light?
I was expecting a button switch in the door jamb, but nothing is to be found. If it helps, the dash "Door ajar" idiot light, also intermitently comes on (and stays on).
Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:59 AM
01_ranger_4x4 01_ranger_4x4 is offline
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Default Re: Dome light stays on

the switch is built into the door latch. 9 time out of 10 you can shoot some WD-40 into the latch and open and close the door a few times to work it in and that should fix it, the switch gets stuck. if that doesnt work you might have to replace the latch assembly because the switch itself is a non serviceable unit.

edit: latch assembly looks like this



the switch is the part under my thumb

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Old 12-14-2010, 06:44 PM
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Default Re: Dome light stays on

I've got the same problem. Once your outa the truck, push on the doors, and that should shut the light off instead of unpluging the bulb. Nice to know how to fix the problem, thanx 01_ranger_4x4
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:41 PM
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Default Re: Dome light stays on

01_Ranger,
Thanks bud, that got it. Really appreciate the input.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:06 PM
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Default Re: Dome light stays on

the wd-40 really works I did that just last week I think I will make that part of the maintenance when I change the oil I will spray all the latches
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