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The liftgate ajar light stays on on my 2003 ford expedition. it closes and locks fine but i cant open my rear window. is the switch in the actuator itself?

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Said safety switch would normally be positioned in the edge of the body seam where the gate can close it. Sounds like it just needs adjusted out closer to the gate. If no adjustment, put a washer of some kind under it. Washer can be anything as long as the switch body is touching metal to complete the circuit when you push it back in.

Posted on Nov 05, 2018

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SOURCE: Ford taurus door ajar light stays on

have you had the door panel apart before for anything, the switch is on your latch inside your door. I hope this helps you. I am just trying to be helpful, and will help you all the way through your repair if you like, My compensation is my rating. please be generous..lol

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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SOURCE: 2003 Explorer door ajar light stay on when all doors are closed

I had this problem on my 2003 explorer and took WD40 and gave the lock mechanism a good dose where it meets the clasp on the door jam. Then open and close the doors a couple of times to get them working. They get gummed up and sometimes have a tendency to stick.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon Liftgate Actuator Not Working

I highly recommend that you purchase a Haynes service manual for your Outback; we don't have any vehicle without one. The number for your car is: 89101  I checked and found the liftgate described in sufficient detail to troubleshoot your problem. The Haynes manuals cost between $15-$30 US and you can often find the best price on eBay but if you check with any of the chain auto parts stores, you can probably find one before they close today.
I also suggest you buy a cheap digital multimeter for electrical testing. If in the US, Radio Shack has some under $20 US or if near a Harbor Freight tool store, they are under $10. Each of our vehicles has one in the glove box.
I checked the schematic (circuit diagram) for the liftgate actuator and there is no separate fuse for it, it is on the same circuit with the other door locks. There are however, two plugs in the line to the common wires so either of these could be either disconnected or corroded preventing current flow.   I have noticed a random problem with the lock/latch mechanism on ours; if the hatch is closed well enough to satisfy the warning circuit but not completely engaged, one can tug on the handle repeatedly without effect but pushing it forward will complete the latching sequence and then it opens easily; it clicks when happy.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: door ajar light stays on

go to your local parts store and buy a can of PB BLASTER lubricant then open each door and spray the latch assembley really good then close and open the door 10 to 15 times. do this with each door. the door ajar light switch is located in the door latch assembley and cannot be seen so soak the latch assembleys really good so lube reaches the switch. these switches sometimes get stuck but this usually frees up the switch

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: The liftgate on my 2003 Ford Expedition will not

try removeing tailgate panel cover and check cables for free play if there is excess play the latch will not release first try to get behind latches and trip them off manualy the adjust yor cables dont close the gate when adjusting cables close latches by pressing them in there should be two clicks per lock then use handle to release them and keep adjusting till they function correctly it will be agrevating to adjust them but be pacatient and you will get it

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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Unless you have electrical diagnostic skills , I suggest you take this to the dealer ! The lift gate can be opened by operating the switch on the instrument panel. Battery voltage is supplied to the liftgate actuator through the body control module (BCM). The BCM will pulse the lift gate actuator when a release input is received through the key fob, or the instrument panel switch.
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The liftgate consists of the following components:
  • liftgate door lock actuator
  • liftgate lock cylinder (if equipped)
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  • liftgate window glass release handle
  • liftgate latch remote control which consists of the following component:
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SECTION 501-14: Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems 2001 Escape Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Liftgate Latch Removal and Installation
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SECTION 501-03: Body Closures 2003 Expedition/Navigator Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Power Liftgate Module Removal and Installation
NOTE: Prior to removal of the power liftgate module, it is necessary to upload module configuration information to a diagnostic tool. This information needs to be downloaded into the new power liftgate module once installed. For additional information, refer to Section 418-01 .
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  1. NOTE: Once the new power liftgate module is installed, it is necessary to download the module configuration information from the diagnostic tool into the new power liftgate module. For additional information, refer to Section 418-01 .

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