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Old 11-14-2007, 12:02 AM
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When I open my driverdoor on my 2002 dodge ram sport 1500 the interior lights do not come on but when i open the other doors they do. I know there is a switch but do they tend to go bad and are they hard to replace or is this something else?
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:44 AM
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Sounds like the switch is either bad or just sticking to me.
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:59 PM
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Ya I knew that but wheres the switch/how much/howhard to do yourself?
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:04 PM
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Hope this sheds some light on it....

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The door ajar switches are integral to the door latches on each door. The switches close a path to ground for the Instrument Cluster when a door is opened.
The door ajar switches cannot be repaired and, if faulty or damaged, the door latch unit must be replaced.

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[ol][*]Raise the window to the full up position.[*]Remove the waterdam.[*]Disconnect the actuator rods.[*]Remove the bolts.[*]Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the latch. [/ol]
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:17 PM
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so the only solution is a whole new latch?

and there is just something in the latch that closes the circut signalling the chimes to go off for exteriorlights and keys and the interior lights to come on.

wow sounds expensive but easy to fix

How much would one of these run and could i just get one at a junk yard/ebay/anyone on here got one for sale?
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:58 PM
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New from Dodge. Regular cab part # 55372843AA cost about $87.00
Quad cab part # 55372851AA cost about $36.00. Is a pretty simple fix. The only hard part is getting it out from around the window track. It takes some patience. Hope this helps....
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:50 PM
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thanks wow thats not bad i figured it would be something like the price of the reg cab. Now just the way it works is the "signal" is transfered from the cab to the door latch through the door and then somehow a wire picks it up and transfers it to the computer? Or is there a wire that runs off the latch itself?

Is this a common problem?
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:19 AM
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yes very common
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