I have the same question. Only I have a 2004 Explorer Sports Trac XLT.
98 ford explorer xlt dash light stays off y the switch is on
I had the same problem with my 98 Ford Expedition XLT. I sprayed WD-40 on all the door jams including the hatch. It fix problem been 3 years now.
Has the gauge panel dimmer switch , just to the right of your headlight switch , been turned all the way down ? That will keep your interior lights from coming on when you open the door
where is door jam switch on 2004 f150 xlt located
The ignition switch is located on the steering column right side, just below the steering wheel.
In the right front passenger's footwell , by the kick panel
Sounds like one of the door switches or wire running to them is shorted to ground, since the indicator and cab light are looking for a ground to come on. Some vehicles will not allow power door locks to work while doors are ajar.
First remove trim under the door handle that opens door,pull up on master window switch at top be careful not to break disconnect connectors, one screw behind window switch, two on bottom of door. Take door by the arm rest and pull up to release panel then,disconnect mirror connector,speaker is right there. This is for drivrs door. Hope this helped.
XLT means Extra Large Truck
I believe door lite switches are in the door latch mechanisisms. I had the same problem in a 97 expy and I received a tip to spray WD-40 in all the ddor latch mechanisisms and it worked great the problem with the lights staying on never returned. ---------------------------------------- The above person is correct regarding switches been in the door latch mechanisms. I also had the same problem on my 1998 Ford Expedition XLT and I spray WD-40 in all the door latch mechanisms and it worked the problem with the lights when away 3 years now.
The door light switch are inside the door locks compartment. If your having problem with the dome lights staying on. Spray WD-40 on all the door locks this will fix the problem. I had the same problem on my 98 Ford Expedition XLT did the WD-40 trick about 3 years ago and still no problems.
Is your chime continuing after cranking vehicle and door is closed. If so, there is an electrical switch in the door that gets stuck. Use a spray lubricant inside the door latch to free switch.
If your able to open door from outside. the child safety locks maybe on. If not on then door panel needs to come off to disengage from the inside.
iin the manual that came with your expedition
Remove the glove box door and you will see the resisior attached with 2 screws.
Yes , 1997 was the first model year for the Ford Expedition
On my 2003 Expedition XLT it is located near the rear door on the drivers side attached to the outboard side of the tank. That cover makes it look like part of the tank.
The Ford Expedition XLT or Eddie Bauer are two of Fords trim levels ( Eddie Bauer having more standard features than the XLT ) So , if the Ford Expeditions are the same model years , the amount of space inside is the same
I believe it's on the passenger sidewall under the dash near the door.
A few hours.
I have found my 96 XLT door ajar light on to, I go back and slam the doors, and I mean slam, when I first got it I was real easy with closing the doors as to be nice to it, but my 96 doesn't work that way, the senser switch is probably dirty, worn or something so I slam it, and the light goes out. The reason your is going out after 20 minutes is because the timer to save the battery, and when you push the alarm on the key chain it beeps is because the sensor switch senses the door is open, and probably is just not closed tightly. Try slamming the doors one at a time to check which one is the problem until the light goes out. 96 XLT is the rear tailgate one on mine. Hope this helps you under stand. My 03 had the same problem. Either a faulty or dirty/stuck sensor. First try spraying WD40 into the door cavity behind the latch. This may clean the dirt etc and allow the door or close and the sensor to be happy.
Click on the link below Click on Owner Guides The owners manual ( which includes the instructions ) can be viewed online
I assume you are talking about the switch that controls the light inside the truck. This switch is located inside the door near the door lock, key area. You have to remove the window crank handle, etc, and then take off the interior trim panel. Once you have access to the inside of the door, you can reach into the area near the door lock. Its a tight fit for most hands.