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Old 03-19-2009, 02:06 PM   #1
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I have a 1993 Manual Ford Ranger. On warm days, I believe the seat belt warning bell plays constantly. If I run the air conditioner, once the cab cools, the bell goes off. If I enter and exit through the passenger door, the alarm never goes off. It seems it is something in or around the drivers door. Is there a fix for this?

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Old 03-20-2009, 12:16 PM   #2
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Sounds like it is the sensor for the door. I think it controls the interior light and the door closed light (alarm). It may have an effect on other safety features too. I have heard of people using graphite lube to lubricate it. Your problem sounds like it may be related to needing an adjustment because of the thermal effect.




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Old 03-20-2009, 12:44 PM   #3
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My 88 did this for the buzz when the keys were left in when the door was open. My problem was something worn out in the steering column.




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Old 03-21-2009, 09:58 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. Being a novice repairman, Can I fix it myself? If so, How do I find it? Repair or replace? It is driving me crazy! I have taken out the light bulbs in the cab overhead because they are on while the bell is ringing!
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:15 AM   #5
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yep

To replace it remove the door panel and the lining on the door out of the way. Reach in towards the latch you feel a wire leading to the sensor give it a quarter turn counter clockwise and it will come out. Unplug the old sensor and plug in the new one.
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:49 PM   #6
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THANK YOU!!!

An $18.00 part and a sunny day equals a quite ride in my truck!!!

Thanks again! You made my day!:
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:56 PM   #7
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sure thing

You are very welcome.

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