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1998 lincoln continental: interior lights..message center..door ajar

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1998 lincoln continental interior lights wont go off. message center says door ajar when all doors are closed.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  SuperBob replied 7 years ago.
Hello lilweed, the door ajar switches on your vehicle are attached to the latches inside each door, it is common place for these switches to bind up from dust, take a can of wd-40 and open each door and lock the latch with a screwdriver (as if the door were shut) then spray a liberal amount of wd-40 into the space below the lower finger in the latch, then lift the handle to open the latch, then shut and open the door about 10 times. Do this proceedure to each door, I suspect the drivers door is the one causing the trouble as this door is used more than the others. If this does not free up a binding ajar sensor, you will probably need to replace the sticking sensor.
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