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Author Topic: 08 Ram 1500 quad cab door open light and interior lights will not go out  (Read 1611 times)

Offline trooper1954

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HI Guys, brand new here with my first question.
I have an 08 Ram 1500 quad cab in which suddenly the "door" open light stays illuminated and also the interior lights stay on. Checked all doors...secure. Checked rolling switch for interior lights....working properly. Sprayed WD40 on all door locks and open/closed door several times...no joy. My question is if this is a door lock assembly problem, how do I determine which door is at fault so I can replace it? The door light comes on as soon as the ignition is on, so I don't see how to troubleshoot which door?
Any and all help would be appreciated.
Thank you

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Re: 08 Ram 1500 quad cab door open light and interior lights will not go out
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 01:40:09 pm »
Welcome to the forum.

You getting any warnings for "Door Ajar"? Would be an indication of one of the door "sensors" might be bad.
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Offline trooper1954

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Re: 08 Ram 1500 quad cab door open light and interior lights will not go out
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2015, 08:59:33 pm »
Thanks for the reply Smitty....yes....getting the "door ajar" dinging too. Apparently the sensor is incorporated right into the door lock actuator so the whole thing needs to be replaced... :43:
The problem is I can't determine which door it is....so can't get the right part (for $100+)...booked in for a computer scan on Friday (another $85!!) but the shop says sometimes the scan doesn't tell you which door it is. Bit of a puzzle.

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Re: 08 Ram 1500 quad cab door open light and interior lights will not go out
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 09:13:15 pm »
http://www.rambodybuilder.com/2008/docs/wd/dr/8w80connectorpinouts.pdf

Might be helpful

(open it in IE -- Firefox doesn't like the rambody site)
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