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Old 01-07-2010, 07:49 PM
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Default dome light stays on after passenger door is shut"WHY"

Does anyone know what to do
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:52 PM
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did you turn it on by accident with the dial that adjusts the lights in your cluster..?
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:52 PM
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Try this...

As I posted here: Door Chime / Dome Light / Door Ajar Problem

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Try messing around the door latch. The other day at work I found that one of the Rangers constantly had the "door ajar" indication on and dome light on even with the door seemingly closed.

Ended up taking a screw driver to the door latches and just pushing the latch back (simulating the motion it would make when it hits the metal pole it's supposed to latch onto). The force of the screwdriver was enough to cause the "door ajar" indication to go off so then I was able to confirm that the problem was with the door latch and I knew which door was causing the problem. After that I just SOAKED the latch in WD-40 and the problem was solved.

Quick and easy solution: Soak both door latches in WD-40. If that fixes it you know what the problem was.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:29 AM
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Tom's right - soak that sucker in WD-40. These trucks are notorious for having issues with the latches sticking.
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:13 PM
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I was having exactly the same problem with my 2002 Ranger, the door ajar light would come on, sometimes it would stay on along with the dome light. After reading about the problem on a couple of posts on here I soaked the latches with WD40 and haven't had a problem since.
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i just pulled the bulb out and run with a light
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: dome light stays on after passenger door is shut"WHY"

ive got the same problem, gunna try WD 40. hope it works.

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Old 10-23-2011, 01:57 PM
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Default Re: dome light stays on after passenger door is shut"WHY"

you actually dont even need to soak it
just spray some in the latch assy or electrical contact cleaner would be even better
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:17 AM
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Default Re: dome light stays on after passenger door is shut"WHY"

When i had my 97 I couldn't figure it out and just pulle the bulb out. i traded it in years later with the bulb still not connected. LOL
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