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Help Needed: Door Ajar>Dimmer Switch Problem

Hello Forum Members!

I am having an issue with my 2005 XLT Explorer. I am getting a "DOOR AJAR" warning. When it appears, I am unable to lock/unlock from the drivers door. I am able to clear the message and regain use of the locks by shutting off the dimmer switch. I can turn the dimmer switch back on and illuminate my instrument cluster until the car is parked and shut off and the door is opened. The radio shuts off as soon as the key is turned off instead of when a door is opened. The dome lamp and puddle lamps stay on after the vehicle is shut off. I have to make sure that the instrument dimmer/dome lamp switch is off when parking the vehicle.

I have searched the forum and tried some of the fixes (wd40, checked boot for bad wiring, checked for "suspect" door but all of them chime when opened).

I am stumped. I am guessing it is one of the door jamb switches as mentioned in previous threads but I do not know for sure which one. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.