What should I do if my 1998 Ford Ranger dome light stays on?
I’m dealing with an annoying problem with my truck! Even when I shut it off, and make sure all the doors are shut, sometimes the interior light gets stuck on and drains my battery. What should I do if my 1998 Ford Ranger dome light stays on?
Alison Daurio · Answered on Nov 15, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
We’ve got good news for you! In most cases, repairing a dome light that stays on is easy, and can be done at home—even if you don’t have experience with car maintenance! To repair a dome light that’s stuck on in a 1998 Ford Ranger, all you have to do is lubricate your door latches (the metal components you can see inside your doors when you open them) with some WD-40.
Once you do that, turn your car on and then off again to make sure the dome light is functioning properly. But if it’s still getting stuck on, the next step is to get new door latch hinge pins. If you have a little experience with car repair, you can try replacing them yourself—or bring your truck to a local auto body shop instead.
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