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#17 of 199 2002 Taurus: Door Ajar Light On
Mar 11, 2007 (6:56 pm)
My 2002 Ford Taurus has the door ajar light on constantly when engine is running. Also, the center light on iside of roof is constantly on.
I tried obvious things like slamming all 4 doors, and trunk, and hood, but no luck.I also turned the rotating switch to adjust intensity of dashboard lights and to manually turn on light in roof, but it is OK as well.
As a temporary fix, I removed the center light bulb in the roof, so I don't think I am draining battery.
This all started for first time today. Have been playing with it all day. No luck.
Everything else seems to be OK.
Any and all ideas for a solution are appreciated.
#18 of 199 Re: 2002 Taurus: Door Ajar Light On [bigdan1]
Mar 23, 2007 (2:46 pm)
Have you ever found out what happened? My daughter now has the same problem with her 1997 Taurus. Any help would be appreciated!!
#19 of 199 Re: 2002 Taurus: Door Ajar Light On [psucheryl]
Mar 23, 2007 (3:01 pm)
My 98 Taurus was doing this also and I was told to spray wd-40 on the door switches and let them soak for a few mins. I didn't need to because mine was fine when I put the fuse back in. Can't hurt to try. Let me know if it works so I can try it if mine does it again.
#20 of 199 Re: 2002 Taurus: Door Ajar Light On [psucheryl]
Mar 23, 2007 (4:19 pm)
Sorry, but I was in a car accident with my other Taurus on 12MAR07, so I don't want to play with the 2000 Taurus until I get my 2002 Taurus back from the shop. Also, I have been out of town all week on Company business. I will respond as soon as I get a chance to try something, hopefully early next week. My teenage son did admit that during bitterly cold days last winter he did have to slam the door several times to make it close, due to ice build up on the lock. I have a hunch the switch mechanism in the door is bent on my car. Like I said, I'll try to fix soon and report back to all. Thanks for the help.
#21 of 199 Re: 2002 Taurus: Door Ajar Light On [john_doe_wny]
Mar 24, 2007 (11:50 am)
WD-40 Worked!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#22 of 199 Re: 2002 Taurus: Door Ajar Light On [bigdan1]
May 02, 2007 (4:15 pm)
I have a 2002 Taurus & have had the same problem on & off. I asked my dealer & he told me that sometimes the door sensors stick & this problem drives the dealerships crazy! He really didn't have a fix for it either...Mine just works it way back to normal usually the same day or by the car being turned off overnight...sorry I couldn't be of more help or info!!
#23 of 199 Re: 2002 Taurus: idling issue
May 16, 2007 (1:20 pm)
I own an 02 ford taurus and having this recent issue, idles like it wants to stall when stopped and when I go to accelerate it shimmies and acts like it wants to stall, yesterday it did it worse when the a/c was on ...but today it does it no matter what.. and suggestions as to what it is?
#24 of 199 95 Sable electrical problem
May 21, 2007 (6:09 pm)
My 95 Sable wagon (low mileage) blew a fuse (#8 circuit) that controls things like interior lights/radio/clock etc. Replaced the fuse and it blew too. Measured 12 volts across the fuse, so the downleg side is grounded somewhere. Verified with meter. At the same time, the power door lock switch stopped working. "Lock" position does nothing, "Unlock" position turns on the parking and instrument lights!!! Lock switch is on circuit #14. Parking lights are on circuit #4. All other components of these two circuit are working OK. Checked floor wiring beneath carpet on driver's and passenger side for corrosion or anything obviously amiss. Found nothing - everything looks good as new. Disconnected whatever connectors I could find with no effect, so the problem is localized to the front of the vehicle. Removed instrument panel to see if I could get at the maze of wires beneath the dashboard but couldn't. Removed door panels and checked all wiring. Found nothing amiss.
Working hypothesis: wire in #8 circuit has broken and fused to ground, probably inside the boot connecting to the door (driver's side or maybe passenger side). Two other wires belonging to #14 and #4 have developed a high resistance short to one another, probably due to heat from #8 short or due to whatever caused #8 to short. So "Unlock" puts voltage on parking light circuit, and short prevents "Lock" from developing enough voltage to activate the mechanisms.
Questions: Does this sound plausible and if so, how do I find the shorted wires? Its impossible to get into the boot or anywhere near the cables leading to the boot and even if I cut the wires (LtG/Y) that run through the boot on both ends, how do I replace them?
If this isn't plausible, any other ideas are welcomed. Oh yes, why do the color codes on the wires not always correspond to the colors on the schematics, or better yet,where can I find a scematic specific to this vehicle?
Thanks for any help.
#25 of 199 no spark or injector pulse
May 25, 2007 (6:16 pm)
1997 Ford Taurus, I did a head gasket job on the car and now ther is no spark or injector pulse. Everything is plug in, check that 100 times, and we even swapped some parts, crank sensor, cam sensor, pcm, control mod., I just don't know what is wrong. A number of us are STUMPED! Did I mention the parts work in the other idenical car. HEEEEELLLLP!
#26 of 199 Re: no spark or injector pulse [mws9646]
Jul 01, 2007 (3:46 am)
check the motor has all grounding straps connected to it. had same problem with a 94 mustang with a 3.8.