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Old 10-20-2009, 11:13 PM
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how to Change a door ajar switch

How do you change out the door ajar switch on a 2004 F350 extended cab? Drivers door. I have tried to WD40 trick with no luck. Thanks for the tips for that. Would anyone have laid out instructions on how to remove and install the new switch.

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Old 10-21-2009, 05:09 PM
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The switch is installed in the door latch assembly inside of both front doors. It actually comes out with a quarter turn and disconnecting the wire harness. There isn't really anything to keep it from coming out without removing the latch assembly from the door, but I couldn't get a good enough grip on the switch to turn it out. It is in a weird spot at an angle off of the latch so you have to contort your arm up inside the door. The latches aren't hard to remove, it is just a PITA to work inside the door. I don't remember the switches themselves being very expensive. I replaced mine about two years ago and have not had a problem with the door ajar light since.
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:00 PM
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Thanks for the help. Got the new switch for $15 and had it changed out in 20min. Go figure the dealership ship was going to charge $100(estimated) of course. Yeah right. Anyway thanks for the help.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:56 PM
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No problem. Your arms must be more limber than mine, I couldn't get the switch out without pulling the latches!
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