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Old 10-16-2003, 14:13   #1 (permalink)
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Question Door ajar sensor

I have a problem with the light staying on , the doors locks and unlocks
well.....i see in this forum that the issue could be the sensor ! ...sensor / actuator is it the same thing? where is that sensor driver side ...thanks for your answers...
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Old 10-16-2003, 19:03   #2 (permalink)
 
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Re: Door ajar sensor

I think you can spray WD40 in the door lock mechanism which should help.
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Old 10-16-2003, 20:58   #3 (permalink)
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Does the interior lights stay on as well?

Is it the same switch?
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yes i have to ask again what laminge asked is the dash light on or the interior lights ?
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Lights stay on and must turn off the dimmer ....WD40 i sprayed all the latchs and didn't fix the problem at all....but question what in these door
actuator and/or sensor ????
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Old 10-17-2003, 15:17   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Door ajar sensor

a few things to check.

Look at the catch, not on the door itself but on the truck. If it is loose, or has moved, the door will close but will not trigger off the door ajar. Move it back to the original location by lining it back up with the original circle in the paint and tighten it back up with an Allen wrench.

If the latches are fine and you can also try Electronic Component lubrication, which yuo can get at Radio shack or in most electronics stores. First Spray all your door latches, including the rear hatch with some type of cleaner. Then spray with a can of compressed air to clean off and dry. Next spray with the lube and open/close doors a few times. This is really only a temporary fix for some, but has worked well for others.

You can also replace the switch itself. This will cure the problem 99% of the time, it will cost a little more, but should fix your issue. There is a switch in the lock/latch mechanism of the door itself where the latch on the body clicks into. It wears out and goes bad from time to time. Replacing this should no doubt clear up your problem.
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Thanks a lot LUNATICSVT i'm going to check and work on that , actually i just wonder which switch i should replace!
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im not sure but i think the actuator is near the hinge portion of the doors and each door will have its own. it is possible one of these is broken.
the only true way to find out which is the problem is to check each one seperatly.
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