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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-27-2007, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 1999 Ford Taurus, 3.0 Vulcan with 146,000 miles. For the most part, the car runs great.

On occasion, the "car door open" light will stay lit, even after slamming all form doors and confirming that the doors are all closed. In this situation, the power locks will re-lock themselves and the interior light will stay on too.

Sounds like an electrical issue. Where do I start?

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I have a 1999 Ford Taurus, 3.0 Vulcan with 146,000 miles. For the most part, the car runs great.

On occasion, the "car door open" light will stay lit, even after slamming all form doors and confirming that the doors are all closed. In this situation, the power locks will re-lock themselves and the interior light will stay on too.

Sounds like an electrical issue. Where do I start?
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Go buy WD-40. Spray the crap outa the latch in the door. Open/close door multiple times. Apply some white lithium grease as well in each latch. Problem solved.

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Very common problem. The door ajar switch is sticking. Hopefully the WD 40 will cure the problem. The door ajar switches Ford uses are real junk. I bet their OEM cost for the switches was about 5 cents each.

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Very common problem. The door ajar switch is sticking. Hopefully the WD 40 will cure the problem. The door ajar switches Ford uses are real junk. I bet their OEM cost for the switches was about 5 cents each.
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Its not the cost of the switch or the switch being "JUNK" its because the door grease catches dirt and when it builds up it blocks the sensor HENCE the WD-40 fixing the issue.
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couldn't ya spray the **** out of it with contact cleaner, then WD-40? If there's a considerable amount of dirt on the latch, you'd want to remove that before spraying more stuff on there that could potentially allow more build-up.

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damn i was just gonna post the same thing, i just started getting the same problem. and ironically, same year car you posted, same motor, way many more miles, but strange. i figured that would be the cure, but thought i'd just check
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Same thing happened to me this winter with my 99' Sable. I sprayed wd40 in it myself and opened and closed the door quite a few times and it did nothing for me, went away on its own a day or two later.
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Ive had this issue as well...nothing a good slam of the door didnt fix lol

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