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My 98 Ford Taurus wagon has two dome lights. There are three positions for the lights. door/off/on.
When it's in the door position and you close doors the lights shut off after a min or so or after you start car.
My light is staying on in the door position and won't shut off.
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Pretty common problem. Spray each of your door latches with WD-40. Then apply something like white lithium grease into each latch. Should cure it.

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QUOTE (Bull Geek @ Sep 23 2009, 01:12 PM)
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Pretty common problem. Spray each of your door latches with WD-40. Then apply something like white lithium grease into each latch. Should cure it.

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Ok Thanks. Same cure as the door ajar light then.
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QUOTE (cardkleener @ Sep 23 2009, 09:13 PM)
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QUOTE (Bull Geek @ Sep 23 2009, 01:12 PM)
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Pretty common problem. Spray each of your door latches with WD-40. Then apply something like white lithium grease into each latch. Should cure it.

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Ok Thanks. Same cure as the door ajar light then.
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I would take it a step further and do this...

First give each door latch mechanism a good soaking of this...

Then follow it with this...


I've been doing this for years, it just becomes part of the regular maintenance!

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eh with the whole doing it for years thing, i mean on my sho, i tried wd40 and i tried kroil, but to be honest, if you just use white lithium, you probably wont have to do it again, wd40 is better for getting rid of gunk and buildup, where as the lithium will lube it up real good, make it take alot longer to ware down again. I did it once and its been 8 months, still no problems yet.
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