Why does my 2010 Ford Focus dome light stay on?

The dome light in my 2010 Ford Focus stays on even after I’ve shut down my car and opened the door. Why does this happen? I’m afraid I’ll drain my battery!

Liz Jenson · Answered on Nov 30, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Your 2010 Ford Focus dome light probably stays on due to a faulty door switch.
Typically, your vehicle’s lights will turn off automatically a few seconds to a minute after you close all of your car doors. However, if the door switch is malfunctioning, your dome light will never turn off.
There are two things that you can do in this situation: turn off the lights completely so that they never turn on automatically in the first place, or have your door switch repaired to ensure that your lights turn off after you leave your car. The repair will probably cost you around $200, depending on the mechanic you choose.
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