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Old 01-12-2006, 08:01   #1 (permalink)
Tim Cottom
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1998 Sable - Dome light won't go off

I'm rather new to Fords and Mercury's, been a Jeep guy last several
years. However I purchased a very nice 1998 Sable recently that has a small
annoying problem. The dome light will not go off, so I had to remove the
bulb. And I now find the previous owner has put a small square of black tape
over the "door open" indicator on the dash, so he must have had this problem
for awhile.
I've looked at the doors and don't see an obvious lamp switch on them.
And all of the doors are securely closed and latched.
Can anyone point me in the right direction to correct this? Anyone else
"been there, done that" that has an answer?

Thanks!
Tim



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Old 01-12-2006, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1998 Sable - Dome light won't go off

"Tim Cottom" <tcottom@direcway.com> wrote:

> I'm rather new to Fords and Mercury's, been a Jeep guy last
> several
> years. However I purchased a very nice 1998 Sable recently that has a
> small annoying problem. The dome light will not go off, so I had to
> remove the bulb. And I now find the previous owner has put a small
> square of black tape over the "door open" indicator on the dash, so he
> must have had this problem for awhile.
> I've looked at the doors and don't see an obvious lamp switch on
> them.
> And all of the doors are securely closed and latched.
> Can anyone point me in the right direction to correct this? Anyone
> else
> "been there, done that" that has an answer?
>



Just about everyone with a later ford, as a search on this group will
attest.

Liberal WD40 to the door latches, while operating. That is where the
switch is and dried lube/dust causes them to stick.

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Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
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Old 01-12-2006, 19:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1998 Sable - Dome light won't go off

Squirt WD40 in your door latches , thats where the switches are located

Be sure to use enough of it to rinse any dirt out


"Tim Cottom" <tcottom@direcway.com> wrote in message
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> I'm rather new to Fords and Mercury's, been a Jeep guy last several
> years. However I purchased a very nice 1998 Sable recently that has a

small
> annoying problem. The dome light will not go off, so I had to remove the
> bulb. And I now find the previous owner has put a small square of black

tape
> over the "door open" indicator on the dash, so he must have had this

problem
> for awhile.
> I've looked at the doors and don't see an obvious lamp switch on them.
> And all of the doors are securely closed and latched.
> Can anyone point me in the right direction to correct this? Anyone

else
> "been there, done that" that has an answer?
>
> Thanks!
> Tim
>
>
>
>



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