I've got a '99 Taurus Wagon. Recently the door open light has been on
in the dash, but as far as I can tell all the doors are closed
properly. When I lock all the doors manually the drivers lock button
pops up right away, after a couple of minutes the drivers door will
lock by itself usually. I've looked over the door but can't see any
switch that's supposed to close when the door closes. Any idea
where/how Ford does this?
Ford usually puts the switch near the latch mechanism on the back edge
of the door. If you look closely you might be able to see a small hole
near the latch mechanism that is large enough to get a small tube, as
found on spray contact cleaner into the hole. Spray the area inside the
hole liberally with contact cleaner, some people use WD-40 instead, then
open and close the door several times. Usually cleaning the area like
this solves the problem, it is very common. If you cannot fix it that
way you will need to take your inside door panels off and replace the
Address fake until the SPAM goes away ;-}
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