====================You cant really call it a problem, its designed that way. You can always
disconnect the switch in the door latch if it bothers you that much. If you
mean it is sticking on at times then all you need to do is lube the door
latch with WD-40 or something similar and lube it real well. What happens
is, the switch in the latch gets dirty/dry and sticks. It is a very common
problem. You could take it to Ford for the repair but they will most likely
make you pay for a new switch and labor to change it. Not nearly as cheap
and easy as lubeing it.
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This is not a problem. It's supposed to do that. It keeps the lights on
so you can find your keys, buckle your seatbelt, etc.. They should shut
off as soon as you start the car. It can't distinguish between entering or
leaving the car, so it will always stay on for a bit. Even when leaving
the car, it provides some light so you can see. On some versions, the
headlights will stay on for about 30 seconds, too.
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You know, things you take for granted in the car go un-noticed until
somebody jogs your memory. On my cars, the dome light has three positions.
Always on, actuated by the door with a timer to turn off the lights, and
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