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Dome lap map lights wont turn off, 2001 ranger xlt v6. The…

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Dome lap map lights...

Dome lap map lights wont turn off, 2001 ranger xlt v6

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

The interior lights

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?

I just out new bulbs in, bought used truck, now they wont turn off..

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Maybe thats why the original owner didnt have any in there..? haha.

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Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 11 months ago
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The most common cause is a bad door ajar switch. Most of the time it is caused by the drivers door switch. They are located on the door latch inside the door on the latch. First try this and see if the light turns off.

Spray penetrating oil like WD-40 or PB Blaster into the latch. Then open and close the door up to 20 times and then turn the key to on and close the doors and see if the lights go out.

If not, you will have to replace the door are switch.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Looking at a fuse map diagram now trying to pull the fuse tyat works those lights
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 11 months ago

You will need to pull the Interior lamp relay in the auxiliary relay box under the drivers side of the dash near the steering column. see the diagram below.

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