Door Ajar light, again..

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Door Ajar light, again..

Postby Midshift - October 11th, 2015, 11:23 pm

Here we go again. I have the Luxury trim (05) so the gauge only let's you know that A "door" is open, not which door though. Had this issue in September of '14 so I had a buddy use his voltmeter and we tested every "door", in his driveway on a Saturday. Found it was only the passenger door so I went to a local pick N pull to get the door piece (behind handle) so the door would accept being latched. Well, this crap has started again but typically disappears in the cold and returns when it gets warmer.
I guess I know where to start now, whenever I get around to doing another "diagnosis".
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Re: Door Ajar light, again..

Postby Midshift - October 23rd, 2015, 11:09 pm

Midshift wrote:Here we go again. I have the Luxury trim (05) so the gauge only let's you know that A "door" is open, not which door though. Had this issue in September of '14 so I had a buddy use his voltmeter and we tested every "door", in his driveway on a Saturday. Found it was only the passenger door so I went to a local pick N pull to get the door piece (behind handle) so the door would accept being latched. Well, this crap has started again but typically disappears in the cold and returns when it gets warmer.
I guess I know where to start now, whenever I get around to doing another "diagnosis".



Weird, seems to be triggered by temperature changes.
I don't know, maybe it's a freakin poltergeist.
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Re: Door Ajar light, again..

Postby AhuraMazda04 - October 23rd, 2015, 11:40 pm

Midshift wrote:
Midshift wrote:Here we go again. I have the Luxury trim (05) so the gauge only let's you know that A "door" is open, not which door though. Had this issue in September of '14 so I had a buddy use his voltmeter and we tested every "door", in his driveway on a Saturday. Found it was only the passenger door so I went to a local pick N pull to get the door piece (behind handle) so the door would accept being latched. Well, this crap has started again but typically disappears in the cold and returns when it gets warmer.
I guess I know where to start now, whenever I get around to doing another "diagnosis".



Weird, seems to be triggered by temperature changes.
I don't know, maybe it's a freakin poltergeist.


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Re: Door Ajar light, again..

Postby Midshift - October 30th, 2015, 8:24 am

AhuraMazda04 wrote:
Midshift wrote:
Midshift wrote:Here we go again. I have the Luxury trim (05) so the gauge only let's you know that A "door" is open, not which door though. Had this issue in September of '14 so I had a buddy use his voltmeter and we tested every "door", in his driveway on a Saturday. Found it was only the passenger door so I went to a local pick N pull to get the door piece (behind handle) so the door would accept being latched. Well, this crap has started again but typically disappears in the cold and returns when it gets warmer.
I guess I know where to start now, whenever I get around to doing another "diagnosis".



Weird, seems to be triggered by temperature changes.
I don't know, maybe it's a freakin poltergeist.


Lubricate everything!



I may have to set aside time to go door to door and do that.
May take like 30 mins.
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Re: Door Ajar light, again..

Postby cmobile - December 4th, 2015, 3:56 pm

Same thing happened to me. Cold weather seemed to make the car alarm go off. Got a new lock/actuator from the J-Yard and seems ok for the past 6 months.

I did take apart the old one to see what the issue was. Buried in the latch/actuator assembly is a micro switch. On the switch, is a small actuator arm that pushes down the button to activate it. The arm (small flat piece of metal about 4mm wide, 1mm thick and an inch long) is hinged on one side of the switch. When I manually actuated the door latch, the arm would not fully depress the button on the switch. I bent it slightly upwards (towards the latch) and it started actuating the switch. You can hear a small "click" when the switch is actuated. Did not reinstall to verify it worked since the J-yard piece was working fine, but before I "Reformed" (bent) the arm, it would not actuate the switch at all, so I assume it worked.

Lots of little moving parts inside the actuator :? . At leas on the 2006.
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Re: Door Ajar light, again..

Postby DarthR8er - December 4th, 2015, 4:45 pm

I had the same problem. The whole lubricating thing is not going to work. One of your doors actuator has gone bad. Just sit inside your Escape and set the alarm. Open one door at a time. The door that doesn't set-off the alarm is the one with the bad actuator. That's how I figured out which one was bad in my 2007 Escape. No issues since replacing.

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Re: Door Ajar light, again..

Postby MadMax - December 5th, 2015, 11:35 am

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Re: Door Ajar light, again..

Postby Midshift - December 5th, 2015, 8:48 pm

^ ???
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Re: Door Ajar light, again..

Postby escape_ottawa - December 7th, 2015, 7:31 pm

Creepy.... he turned his head to the passenger side, while checking his rear driver's side door is a jar - he turned his head 270 degrees

If he were not such a terrible driver he would have noticed in the mirror that the rear driver's side door is a jar

OK - sorry for continuing the distraction while you have a real aggravating issue I have no input for
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Re: Door Ajar light, again..

Postby MadMax - December 8th, 2015, 1:48 am

escape_ottawa wrote:Creepy.... he turned his head to the passenger side, while checking his rear driver's side door is a jar - he turned his head 270 degrees

If he were not such a terrible driver he would have noticed in the mirror that the rear driver's side door is a jar

OK - sorry for continuing the distraction while you have a real aggravating issue I have no input for


It' a "Mariner thing", you wouldn't understand :roll: ...

You're giving this WAAAAAY too much thought, it was just a corny joke :lol:
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