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    Ford Taurus electrical help?

    I have a 98 Ford Taurus and have a problem with the dome light and lights under the dash not urn off. I replaced the driver-side door latch, which fixed the door ajar light on my dash. But now that I fixed the door ajar light the lights to the dome and under the dash won't turn off. I have tried looking on the web but everytihng tells me to spray WD-40, which I have and does not appear to be working. I have checked all the connections for the door and they appear to be working so does anyone know what I am missing?

    Thanks in advance.



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    Re: Ford Taurus electrical help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Cy View Post
    I have a 98 Ford Taurus and have a problem with the dome light and lights under the dash not urn off. I replaced the driver-side door latch, which fixed the door ajar light on my dash. But now that I fixed the door ajar light the lights to the dome and under the dash won't turn off. I have tried looking on the web but everytihng tells me to spray WD-40, which I have and does not appear to be working. I have checked all the connections for the door and they appear to be working so does anyone know what I am missing?

    Thanks in advance.
    Sounds like you shouldn't have replaced the driver-side door latch but rather just covered up the door ajar idiot light with some black tape. At least that's what Click and Clack would have done.

    Seriously, all you did was replace this latch and now you've got a secondary problem? I'm guessing the door switch does not work manually. You could remove the door switch just for kicks.



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    Re: Ford Taurus electrical help?

    3rd Taurus question since Thursday. Ford conspiracy???


    Exaggeration is a BILLION times worse than understating.

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    Re: Ford Taurus electrical help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Cy View Post
    the dome and under the dash won't turn off. I have tried looking on the web but everytihng tells me to spray WD-40,
    '97 F150, same problem about 5 years ago, sprayed it with some silicon spray and it never returned.



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    Re: Ford Taurus electrical help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Cy View Post
    I have a 98 Ford Taurus and have a problem with the dome light and lights under the dash not urn off. I replaced the driver-side door latch, which fixed the door ajar light on my dash. But now that I fixed the door ajar light the lights to the dome and under the dash won't turn off. I have tried looking on the web but everytihng tells me to spray WD-40, which I have and does not appear to be working. I have checked all the connections for the door and they appear to be working so does anyone know what I am missing?

    Thanks in advance.

    Well I’m shopping for a new car, which one’s me? A cool convertible or an SUV. Too bad I didn’t know my credit was whacked, so I driving off the lot in a used sub-compact.F-R-E-E, that spells “free”, credit report dot com baby. Saw their ads on my TV. Thought about goin’ but was too lazy.Now instead of lookin’ fly I’m looking fat, my legs are sticking to the vinyl and my posse’s getting laughed at.F-R-E-E, that spells “free”, credit report dot com baby…



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    Re: Ford Taurus electrical help?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    Well I’m shopping for a new car, which one’s me? A cool convertible or an SUV. Too bad I didn’t know my credit was whacked, so I driving off the lot in a used sub-compact.F-R-E-E, that spells “free”, credit report dot com baby. Saw their ads on my TV. Thought about goin’ but was too lazy.Now instead of lookin’ fly I’m looking fat, my legs are sticking to the vinyl and my posse’s getting laughed at.F-R-E-E, that spells “free”, credit report dot com baby…
    Still not funny.



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    Re: Ford Taurus electrical help?

    I beg to differ!



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    Re: Ford Taurus electrical help?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    I beg to differ!
    Dang it... it's stuck in my head again!


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    Re: Ford Taurus electrical help?

    You need a pair of wire cutters. Cut the wires leading to the affected lights and they won't be a problem anymore.

    If that does not work do the following: fasten your seatbelt tight + drive down the road + lock up your brakes when someone is behind you = new car.



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    Re: Ford Taurus electrical help?

    Quote Originally Posted by jtaconutz View Post
    If that does not work do the following: fasten your seatbelt tight + drive down the road + lock up your brakes when someone is behind you = new car.
    You can always use this to upgrade your computer too - The Etherkiller




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    Re: Ford Taurus electrical help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Cy View Post
    I have a 98 Ford Taurus and have a problem with the dome light and lights under the dash not urn off. I replaced the driver-side door latch, which fixed the door ajar light on my dash. But now that I fixed the door ajar light the lights to the dome and under the dash won't turn off. I have tried looking on the web but everytihng tells me to spray WD-40, which I have and does not appear to be working. I have checked all the connections for the door and they appear to be working so does anyone know what I am missing?

    Thanks in advance.
    Usually you can come on here and get some good advice.



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    Re: Ford Taurus electrical help?

    Have a sense of humor!



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    Re: Ford Taurus electrical help?

    Question: Where did you purchase this Taurus? Did you buy it from Pinkly Motors? Is it a Pinkly Taurus?



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    Re: Ford Taurus electrical help?

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    '97 F150, same problem about 5 years ago, sprayed it with some silicon spray and it never returned.
    Sorry to hear you lost the F150. Sounds like you used WAY too much spray.


    Yeah well, ya know, that's just, like uh, your opinion, man.

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