2008 expedition, what is making all doors ajar and it won't come out of park. Brake lights work fine.

Asked by Jan 04, 2017 at 08:58 PM about the 2008 Ford Expedition EL Eddie Bauer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2008 expedition dash says all doors are ajar. Won't come out of park. It all
started with a battery drain. Tested alt and Battery both good.has short
started pulling fuses&plugs to fuse box. I put everything back and now I have
this problem.

7 Answers

1,625

With battery drain, the computer is messed up (about as technical a term as you'll ever find) take it to a trusted mechanic or dealer to have the computer "re-flashed" (sorta like a PC reboot)

5,385

The switches for the dome lights are built into the latch mechanism of the doors and not the separate push button switches of the past. I had to replace two of my door latches to get the problem solved. they were running the battery down by staying on all night.

Thank you both for your input. I'll take another look tonight and post back. I was assuming I had bumped something or even broke a wire to something while I was pulling fuses and plugs. I compleatly disconnected the inside fuse panel and my test light stayed on. I also messed around a little with the under hood fuse box as well. Do you think that is possible that I unplugged the PCM? Thank you both for you responses. Much appreciated!!

One more question, can I assume that it won't come out of park because of the truck thinking that the doors are really ajar?

5,385

Locked in gear (reverse) has nothing to do with "door ajar"

So this must be two separate issues that may have been caused when I disconnected the fuse box. I did not have these two issues right before that. I saw online that you can completely erase the memory by disconnecting the negative battery cable and using a jumper wire to connect the negative battery cable while disconnected from the battery, to the positive battery cable and leave this way for about 10 minutes to completely erase all memory for any codes. In this video on YouTube it's suggested doing this anytime you do you work on the vehicle. Do you think something like this might help or do I need to retrace my steps with the fuse boxes that I was looking at? Sorry for the book!!

5,385

If you run a wire from the disconnected ground cable directly to the positive post, you will short the battery, possibly blow the alternator, at minimum burn your finger when the wire heats up and best case, not burn the car up!

Your Answer

Expedition

Looking for a Used Expedition in your area?

CarGurus has 21,632 nationwide Expedition listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Ford Expedition Experts

  • #1
    T_S_T
    Reputation
    1,920
  • #2
    Larry Sturgis
    Reputation
    1,410
  • #3
    lightGear
    Reputation
    1,030
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Tahoe
642 Great Deals out of 36,921 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Explorer
800 Great Deals out of 62,676 listings starting at $1,425
Used Chevrolet Suburban
281 Great Deals out of 20,546 listings starting at $1,000
Used Lincoln Navigator
87 Great Deals out of 5,032 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford F-150
2,121 Great Deals out of 181,534 listings starting at $1,000
Used GMC Yukon
425 Great Deals out of 20,897 listings starting at $2,000
Used GMC Yukon XL
225 Great Deals out of 13,113 listings starting at $1,495
Used Cadillac Escalade
205 Great Deals out of 11,016 listings starting at $2,900
Used Nissan Armada
147 Great Deals out of 8,670 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Sequoia
126 Great Deals out of 5,280 listings starting at $2,695
Used Dodge Durango
271 Great Deals out of 20,209 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota 4Runner
249 Great Deals out of 21,419 listings starting at $2,300
Used Honda Pilot
416 Great Deals out of 25,384 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
339 Great Deals out of 43,336 listings starting at $1,250

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Expedition For Sale
13 listings starting at $50,665
2017 Ford Expedition For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 12,455 listings starting at $28,499
2016 Ford Expedition For Sale
69 Great Deals out of 1,520 listings starting at $25,995
2015 Ford Expedition For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 566 listings starting at $19,995
2014 Ford Expedition For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 755 listings starting at $14,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.