F-250 dome light not shuting off

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Old 12-27-08, 05:02 AM
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F-250 dome light not shuting off

The dome light stays on in my 2002 ford f250 extended cab. i would guess that it is the door switch but i am not sure where is the switch located.
 
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Old 12-27-08, 07:12 AM
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Is your door akar light on too? The switches are usually located in or near the door latches. Spray them down liberally with some WD-40.
 
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Old 12-27-08, 07:22 AM
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yes it is. i thought that is where they were they also act as a a lock for the back door insidde handle. they seem to be working fine. i didn't know if anyone knows how to take the door panels off to get better acess to it. any help would be great.
 
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Old 12-27-08, 07:35 AM
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Sounds like it is time to go to parts store and get a repair manual for this vehicle, about 20 bucks. It will show you how to take the panels off and give you pictures to follow. May even have wiring diagrams in the back to help trace out the wires if needed.
 
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As one who often overlooks the obvious...........Did you check the dimmer switch for your dash lights????........Many times the dimmer switch has a dome light switch at the end of its run
 
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Old 12-27-08, 08:02 AM
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well i managed to tear the door apart i got to the latch part & sprayed it. don't know if it worked but it is turning off now. the reason i don't think it was it is the only wires going into the rear door is speaker wires. we will see if it keeps working or if i need to see a body man i know well.
 
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Old 12-27-08, 08:16 AM
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Most of the switches I've seen are mounted on the body itself, not the door. Normally covered by a little rubber boot on some newer vehicles. The older cars just had the metal switch held on with a nut.

I've never owned a Ford truck though.
 
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the switch is located in the door latch assembly on the bottom,the wd-40 will work for a while but switch replacement is intinement,disconnect the wire and turn it 90 degrees to the left it will be hard to turn but it will turn,put the new switch in and you are good to go
 
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Old 12-27-08, 06:52 PM
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thanks for all the help and susgestions. i talked to a friend of mine his boy is going to school for body work and has an internship at a shop. he owes me so he is going to find info and fix it for me.
 
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