I have a 2002 ford taurus and my dome light will not turn off and i can not find the fuse box. How can i fix this?

shyannclish95
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Asked by shyannclish95 Sep 08, 2013 at 04:04 PM about the 2002 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Tracy Hooks
13,245

You most likely have a Door Ajar switch that has stuck. The fuse box is under the hood

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dandyoun
73,155

I agree about the door ajar switch. But might also want to check dimmer switch on dash if so equipped. Some models if switch is turned all the way to one side it will click and keep dome light on even with everything else off and doors closed.

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shyannclish95
270

where would the door ajar switch be at? and isnt there a fuse box inside the car?

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shyannclish95
270

the dome light will turn off and randomly turn on, on its own and kill my battery

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dandyoun
73,155

It coming on randomly points straight to a bad door ajar switch.

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shyannclish95
270

should i pull the dome fuse? where is the door ajar switch at?

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dandyoun
73,155

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFS_SYGSbQc -- this may help you

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dandyoun
73,155

http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/82-maintenance-repair/118088-door- sensor-problem.html

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dandyoun
73,155

I finding lots of info on theses switches going bad or needing to be greased or oiled. They are located on the door lock mech inside the door.

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Tom Demyan
127,865

On my Taurus, I just spray some WD-40 inside the lock mechanism one door at a time till the dome light goes out. No need to remove the switch itself.

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shyannclish95
270

thank you!

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iceysc
20

wow wd40 worked great thanks

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dandyoun
73,155

Good job Tom.

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Anthony Daens
0

wd40 worked awesome, put it in all the latch mechs in the door, turned the car on, door opened light off, no more dome light. thanks guys!

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