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Old 04-26-2011, 12:33 PM
Mrbreeze Mrbreeze is offline
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Default Dome light stays on.

My dome light stays on when you close the door. I have to turn it
off/on manually by moving the switch in between two settings. It
has been this way since I've had the truck. It's a pain since I work
nights, and drive in the dark both ways.
How do I fix this?
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:36 PM
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Default Re: Dome light stays on.

the quick way would be to spray wd-40 in the door latch and open and close the door a few times and it should fix it....
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:38 PM
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Default Re: Dome light stays on.

Do you mean the button-switch in the door jamb?
I'll go out and try it.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:46 PM
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Default Re: Dome light stays on.

you shouldnt have the button in the door jamb ford went away from them for some unknown reason....
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:53 PM
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Default Re: Dome light stays on.

WD-40 is your answer.... I had this problem after I got my truck... and BAM... wd-40 fixed it, and I haven't had a problem with it since then.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:01 PM
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Default Re: Dome light stays on.

Woo Hoo! It worked.
Thanks guys.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:20 PM
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Default Re: Dome light stays on.

Tried to fix the cargo lights, but no joy.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:58 PM
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Default Re: Dome light stays on.

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Woo Hoo! It worked.
Thanks guys.
Thats great! I know how aggravating that stupid light can be, so Im glad you got it fixed!

Sorry about the cargo light..... I cant help you with that one, because my truck has no cargo light! lol
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:59 PM
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Default Re: Dome light stays on.

what's going on with the cargo lights?
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:22 PM
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Default Re: Dome light stays on.

I'm assuming that the cargo lights are supposed to come on with
the dome. I changed the bulbs (one was blown, one wasn't) and
they still don't work.
I can live without the cargo lights, but I thought it was worth a try.
I'm tickled to have the domes working, now I can think about the
Mustang dome light mod I've been hearing about.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: Dome light stays on.

the cargo lights should turn on with the dome light, only when you push up the rotary switch next to the headlight control. they don't come on when you open a door.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:09 PM
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Default Re: Dome light stays on.

Cargo lights now working. After changing both bulbs, I pushed
up firmly on the rotary switch, and they came on.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:11 PM
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Default Re: Dome light stays on.

WooHoo!!!
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:16 PM
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Default Re: Dome light stays on.

cool deal, man.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:42 PM
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Default Re: Dome light stays on.

you're all amazing, just fixed the dome. just got a ranger, lovin it.

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