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Old 02-17-2008, 10:14   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 96 3.0. It has been a good truck but that damned alert ringer that goes off every time I so much as sneeze is driving me insane. To make it worse it is defective and goes on sometimes for as long as 5 minutes after I close the door. And yes, I am VERY certain that the doors are both completely closed. I would prefer Chinese water torture to this.
How do I disconnect it? I can't even find the damned thing so far. I pulled the fuse for it but that also shuts off the dome light and other things.
Help me before I find myself up in a tower with a rifle.
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Old 02-17-2008, 14:45   #2 (permalink)
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Most times it is a door ajar switch sticking. Try wd40 or something similar, spray it into the door latch enough to soak it. If that doesn't work you'll have to replace the offending switch.
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Old 02-18-2008, 22:31   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks but I would really rather just disconnect the thing. I want to unplug whatever it is that makes the noise. Do you have any idea where it is?
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Old 02-19-2008, 17:03   #4 (permalink)
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It's inside the door....built onto the latch i think....your better off spraying it with WD-40....That will help it 99% of the time....They are known for sticking on these trucks....Just spray the latches on both doors and let us know if that solved your problem!
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:04   #5 (permalink)
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I know what you mean... I hate that damned ringer too. My door switch needs to be replaced so it thinks the door is open when it's not. I just stuck a paper clip in there. My door ajar light is always on (even though my door is shut) but it doesn't ding anymore. I drove around like that for 3 days with no radio. It'll drive you crazy. Hope this helps..
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Old 08-21-2008, 17:27   #6 (permalink)
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I have a solution for you. I had a Mazda B3000 and now a Ford Ranger 4.0L and both had the same problem. You should do like I did and cut the wire that is inside the door and it will stop ringing. I've tried lubricants and they last only for a while. But try the drivers door first because that's the one that is defective most of the time.
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