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Door ajar light stays on in the dash board panel : no I have

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door ajar light stays on in the dash board panel
JA: Have you checked the fuses? Have you tested the dashboard light bulbs?
Customer: no I have to locate the fuse for the door ajar light
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2005
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 4 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 4 months ago.

lets try something easy here..

spray the door locks with WD40,be sure to get the wd40 back into the door latch switches,,then open and close the doors a few times...

these switches can just stick like this sometimes and the car will think the door is open even though it is closed.

let me know if that worked for you


Expert:  tims auto repair replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dan replied 4 months ago.

You probably need a new door lock/latch assembly. Ford techs call this the door module. It is very common that this part fails causing the door ajar light to stay on constantly, You really need a scan tool to figure out which door is open. You need to be able to access the body control module data with a scan tool.