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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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Door ajar lights stays on and I've had it to the shop twice

Customer Question

door ajar lights stays on and I've had it to the shop twice and they can't get it to come on when they have the vehicle.
JA: Have you checked the fuses? Have you checked the door switches?
Customer: they have checked the door switches had it hooked up shop replace the rear hatch latch
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2006 ford escape xlt 4x4
JA: Are you fixing your Escape yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No I've been taking to my shop mechanic and he has had it for three days and said the light never came on. I picked it up from the shop this evening and when I pulled into the housing division the light came on.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: not sure if the shop mechanic checked the fuses
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

Hi. The fuse would likely not be the cause of the door ajar light. THey really need to catch it acting up. Have they replaced the switches in any of the other doors?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
They said the switches are worked my okay
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

It sounds like the switches are only working ok when they have the vehicle. Have you tried lubing the door latches and seeing if that helps?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I've sprayed wd40 on the latches
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
My brother thinks it's the relay switch
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

Let me check. Dont think there is a relay involved.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

The door ajar inputs go to the interior fuse panel. Then the interior fuse panel, based on the input from the switch, will turn on the door ajar indicator in the cluster and the dome lamps. So if the switches and the latches are ok, there could be a wiring concern, such as a chaffed wire, or the interior fuse box maybe faulty.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

If you had access to a good scanner to plug into the vehicle, that can view the door ajar switch status in the fuse panel, then you could isolate which door could be at fault.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Going to bed
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

Ok. Contact me tomorrow if you would like.