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Old 03-10-2013, 11:30   #1 (permalink)
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Question 03 EB Expedition Door Ajar Message

Hi everyone

Our expedition has a Door Ajar message on the control panel. Only way to get rid of it is to press the reset button. Do I need to replace all of the door sensors or is there a common problem that I don't know about?

Also, when backing up the side mirrors don't come back to their original setting.

Any input on these I would greatly appreciate it.

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Old 03-10-2013, 13:59   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 03 EB Expedition Door Ajar Message

Try spraying WD40 in the door latches, open and close the doors a few times and see if that fixes it.
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Re: 03 EB Expedition Door Ajar Message

Ok will try that but what is that supposed to do, lub the mechanism to ensure they travel to trip the sensors?
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Re: 03 EB Expedition Door Ajar Message

The switches for the light is in the latch area.
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Re: 03 EB Expedition Door Ajar Message

I had the same problem with my 03 navigator. It would annoy the hell out of me when i drove it because it will beep everytime it thinks the door is open, and when it goes off when i park it, the alarm goes off! Luckily for me, my navigator has the steps that slides out when the door is open. I just listen or look which side the step comes out and i got which side, and then i do some testing with a wire diagram. I dont think expeditions have the step that slides out, i think they are stationary.
I have noticed on Ford and Lincoln that the door ajar usually goes out for the front doors and the lock actuator goes out on the rear doors.
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Re: 03 EB Expedition Door Ajar Message

WD40 worked like a charm!!

Any thoughts on the side mirrors? when placed in reverse the mirrors are to adjust accordingly. Then when the transmission is placed into Drive they are to come back to the original settings. The last part is not happening. What should I look at or test?

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Re: 03 EB Expedition Door Ajar Message

They run through the drivers seat module and have a lot to check. Maybe someone else has an idea.
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Re: 03 EB Expedition Door Ajar Message

Dont know if you went into the message centre and switched the reverse tilt option off and then back on if it would maybe clear or reset it .
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Re: 03 EB Expedition Door Ajar Message

Thanks everyone. Your input helped resolve the problems.
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Thanks for the update.
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