My grandfather has a 92 Ford Taurus stationwagon and doesn't drive it very
often (one or twice a week). For the past few weeks everytime he goes out to
the car the battery is dead. It seems that the interior safety lights don't
automatically shut off.
What could have caused this problem? Is it wasily fixable? My mother who is
with him said that there is some kind of sensor that could have gone out,
but is unable to locate where the book says the sensor is. If you have any
information on what this problem could be, could you please post a reply or
email me at email@example.com
Thank you for any help you may have
Well we checked the switches in the doors and they were pretty covered in
junk, so we cleaned them off with 3in1 oil. They are moving much smoother
now. But this did not solve the problem. The lights are still staying on. We
did check the switch to make sure that it isn't set to be on.
Again the problem seems to be that the safety lights don't seem to be
turning off. Right now all of the lights have been pulled out so that we can
see if this is definitely the problem of draining the battery. All of the
lights are out except the light that is on the outside of the door panel
around the key hole and the numbered locking system.
ANy other thoughts on what might be causing this problem?
They were on the inside of the door close to the hinges. And the dimmer
switch/dial on the console as well as on the lights - that controls the
overhead light. We set both of them in the middle just to make sure they
weren't in the on position.
My 94 Taurus wagon does the same thing, the small lights at the rear
will stay on. I'm not sure if I've hit them while loading sometimes.
Usually I just click on them and its done. Its never drained my
battery though. Its a shame the Taurus didn't have a back window that
'rolls' down, one could add surfboards easily instead of the cheap
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