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F250 Interior Light Door Switch


The switch is located on the latching mechanism of the driver and passenger door. On my truck there are no switches in the back doors.

There are a number of steps necessary to remove the mechanism from the door.
1. Roll window up.
2. Remove small armrest section to the right of interior door handle, pop up with a screw driver. Remove hex head screw.
3. Remove reflector, pop out with a flat head screw driver. Remove hex head screw.
4. Remove interior plastic section behind mirror, this is the section that matches up with the dashboard when the door is closed. Pop out with a flat head screw driver.
5. Remove window crank handle by popping off handle fascia with a flat head screw driver. It rotates out of the way. There is a Torx head screw inside the hole, remove the screw.
6. Remove door skin by grabbing the bottom and pushing upward, it should come right off. DO NOT pry outward because you will break the plastic holders off inside!
7. Slowly remove the sound barrier film and set aside.
8. Look at the latch mechanism and note the location of the rods.
9. Remove the door lock rod by rotating the plastic locking clip upwards off the rod. The rod will slide right out of the hole. Move to the side.
10. Remove the exterior door lock rod by using a flat head screw driver to gently push down on the round spring loaded plastic catch. Just let the rod dangle for now.
11. Remove the exterior door handle rod by using an extra long thin flat head screw driver. Gently pry open the hinged locking plastic clip.
12. Release some of the "Snap In" cable tie holders which hold the switch wire and interior door handle cable. This will allow you to maneuver the mechanism easier. Use a small flat head screw driver or needle nose pliers to squeeze the plastic splines out of the way while pushing or pulling through the hole.
13. Remove the latch mechanism by removing the Torx head screws.
14. Carefully maneuver the latch mechanism to one of the access holes.
15. Remove the wire from the switch.
16. Remove the switch by grabbing firmly and turn it until it is released.
17. Clean using a rag and electronic component cleaner.
18. Test the switch with a meter to see whether it is actually damaged or just dirty. Mine were just dirty and seem to be working fine now. If damaged, replace.
19. Reverse order to finish.
 

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