fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
104,163 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. clean door lock switch (picture in complaint #2) (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. spray wd-40 in the door (1 reports)
1997 Ford Ranger lights problems

lights problem

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1997 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 212010

Ranger XL 2.3L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles


Car couldn't tell the doors were closed had just removed the overhead light for the longest time. ended up getting annoyed by having to look around the car at night with a lighter so i Google'd it and some one suggested to spray WD-40 in the door latch. Works Perfectly now,

- , Libertyville, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 282010

Ranger XL 2.3L 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 130,488 miles

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door ajar light stays on

When the door ajar light is staying on, it's realy simple to fix that, where the door lock on the body there a switch in it ( the part shown in the picture ). remove the door panel, remove the lock and Clean it with brake cleanner then replace it and it work,

the electrical contact simple stay on or off because of the dust or what ever is stuck there

other question ask me : marcantoinedaniel@hotmail.com

Student in auto mecanics

- , Laval, Quebec, Canada

problem #1

Feb 152009

Ranger EXT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,000 miles

i just want to know how to fix it...or at least whats causing it so my boyfriend can fix it. I may be trying to sell the thing soon and i cant sell it if no one can drive it at night when the light sticks on. Right now im stuck at the library because i drove here and it wouldn't turn off, well now its dark and i have a taillight out too. so i cant drive it home. Im leaving it here and ill get it in the morning. it's just such an inconvenience! I wanna know how to fix it before i get too angry and just rip it out to turn it off! it only turns off about 45 minutes after i shut the doors and go inside. ugh...

- , Minnetonka, MN, USA

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