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F-250 problem, Please help

Does anyone know exactly where the hell the dome light switch for the door is on a 2000 F-250? They got all fancy and stopped using the usual pin switchs in the door jamb. Now my lights on all the time and I cant find the switch to replace it.




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Do you have a dimmer on the dash, that might be it? Or a switch on the light itself could make it stay on all the time? Not sure otherwise

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Check the junkyard.....that's where all Fords belong.


Mine was right on the light. There was a three way switch one position on, one off, and one on/off as the door opens/closes respectively.

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Check to see if you have a metal contact strip in the door jamb. Sometimes salt will keep the trip from properly contacting and signal the door is open.

i would have to believe there is a switch on the light itself. Although since its a ford the switch could be under the seat

If worse comes to worse recheck the dash/dome switch on d-board, check the housing for the light, and this may sound crazy but do you have a convienence light for the bed of the truck? on mine if i have the light on for the bed the dome light goes on as well to inform you that the bed light is on too.

Check the passenger side door jamb as well.

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On my 03 Expidition the switch is behind the kick panel, operated by the door limiter rod

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On my 03 Expidition the switch is behind the kick panel, operated by the door limiter rod

Same place as the F250's too.
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I was getting a "door ajar" light on the wife's Windstar all the time. This caused the locks to malfunction. The dome light would also stay on. I searched the internet for an answer and found out that the switch was attached to the door latch mechanism. The "fix" was to spray each door latch mechanism with WD-40. When I say spray, I mean spray. Empty a whole can on those latches as you cycle them. It worked for me and has lasted for over a year now. I'll do it again in the spring just to be safe.

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just take out the bulb, and turn it in for service tony..its a work truck bro, just use a hammer to unscrew the bulb..lol



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just take out the bulb, and turn it in for service tony..its a work truck bro, just use a hammer to unscrew the bulb..lol

LOL, Ive already got the bulb out, but the door ajar light is still on and the bed light stays on, I was gonna pull the bulb on the bed light, but I have a cap on the bed and cant get to it.

My next thought was to jump on top of the cap with my berretta and shoot the damn light, but then the neighbors might not appreciate that

I will try the wd-40 trick and check the kick panel. thanks guys.




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