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Old 01-27-2009, 09:13 AM
so what do you think?
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Default Why do my interior lights stay on in my 2001 ford ranger?

my dome lights stay on as if my doors are open. and the little light on my dash says a door is open. I have four doors so I shut every door over and over and they still stay on. This just started happening yesterday.


the ford dealership offered to put my truck on a scanner but I didn't have time to do it. then later I found out it would cost a lot of money to have it scanned. is this necessary?
I have tried the the dial on the dash board that dims the dash board lights. It doesn't seem to affect the interior lights though.

And it was dark out side, so I couldn't find the pins in the door. This truck is new to me so I don't know much about it yet..

I had someone else look at the book that was in the glove compartment, and he couldn't find anything about the interior lights.
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:42 PM
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I have the same problem on my 1999. would be nice to fix it
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:23 AM
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spray w-2 on all the latches and do it well. then close the doors and reopen should fix the problem as the latches start to get tacky over time.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:50 AM
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do I need to remove the door panel or just spray it into the latch? and who makes w-2? thank you
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:38 AM
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WD-40...w-2 is for taxes...
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:07 AM
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thank you
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:24 AM
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Oh and just the latch, no need to take the door apart.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:43 AM
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thanks, it worked! I owe you a beer
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:26 PM
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Make it something dark! haha
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:34 PM
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you got it, and thanks again
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:55 PM
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thanks, it worked! I owe you a beer

actually you owe me. thats why i said w-2 it was a joke as saying you owe me..........


ranger stole my mojo.......
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:35 AM
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Along the same lines......my dome light is out and I cannot get the lens off to change it. Everytime I try it seems as if I am going to break the entire unit or rip it right off of the roof. Anyone help me with this? thanks.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:38 AM
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I found out if you roll the dash brightness dial all the way up (or maybe down) until it clicks, none of the interior lights will go off. Had those suckers on for an hour until I thought to look in the book
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:05 PM
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I found out if you roll the dash brightness dial all the way up (or maybe down) until it clicks, none of the interior lights will go off. Had those suckers on for an hour until I thought to look in the book
lol, when all else fails read the directions..lol
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