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Door AJAR Switch Replacement on 2002XLT

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by borland, July 12, 2009.

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  1. john cris

    john cris Active Member

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    Instead of replacing the switches just remove and clean/lube each of them. After to remove them a few times it's pretty easy. What I've found is the switches tend to stick and can be freed up. I did this on all door switches last year and have had no issues since. From now on I'll just pull each switch once every spring and lubricate them.
    YMMV
     
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  3. whitebread

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    I've already pulled the switches, and all 3 are free, and test out fine... the wiring however, both sides ground out.... not to enthused about chasing the entire bundle of wires through the hinge/roof without a schematic of what wire goes where.... everything else works.... did I mention hat I loathe electrical work? :confused:

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    Yeah chasing down electrical gremlins can be challenging. Chances are a ground fault at one location may affect all the others. Start with the drivers side door and work your way through other most used locations.
     
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    problem is, that I'm getting continuity on both terminals on all 3 locations on the hatch... isn't one side supposed to be power? this is why I'm looking for a wiring diagram to be sure...took the switches out and tested across the terminals, and they are working like they should...all the other doors trigger the chime when you open them.
     
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    I am replacing my drivers door ajar switch following advice from Borland. Doing OK, but do not get any of the pictures he says should be there. What am I doing wrong?? Thanks, oldmanmechanic
     
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    Just ordered my "Door Jamb Switch" for the front passenger (right) door - part number #1L2Z14018AB, SW3966 - from rock auto - part number 1S3681 - WVE/AIRTEX/WELLS. for about $15 with shipping and tax included. I've been spraying WD40 and PB Blaster onto the doors for about 7 years now. Got tired of the smell in my truck, so as soon as I get the switch I am replacing it. My neighbors are ready to run us out-of-town if that alarm goes off once again at 3 am. Good luck with your repairs.
     
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    Thank you so much
     

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