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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
89,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1998 Mercury Sable accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1998 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 102003

(reported on)


  • 89,000 miles


In colder weather, no problems. In warmer weather, recently, the door ajar light comes on when no door is ajar. As a result, the dome light comes on and stays on as long as the door ajar light is on. Sometimes, opening and closing all the doors on the vehicle and jiggling a few nobs on the dimmer console switch makes it go away. Sometimes it won't come on if I put my seat belt on before starting the car engine (I have a no seatbelt light as well - no problems). When it gets chilly again, all the problems seem to go away. This has been going on off-and-on for a couple of months. The weather has not warmed up recently, so it is not happening now.

- , Austin, TX, USA

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