WHEN I OPEN THE DRIVER DOOR THE LIGHT DOES NOT COME ON. WHEN I OPEN THE DRIVER DOOR, THE RADIO DOES NOT GO OFF. IF I NEED THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS, I HAVE TO PUT THE LEFT TURN SIGNAL ON. IF I JUST NEED TO CLEAN THE WINDOW, ITS OK TO PUSH AND THE WIPERS GO ON. I CAN NOT GET AM RADIO STATIONS, UNLESS STRONG SIGNAL. REGARDS, GWEN RADLOFF
electrical light driver door on 1997 Lincoln Town Car
by GRADLOFF in Rutherford, NJ on January 02, 2011
ANSWER by dandd on January 02, 2011
If you have a tilt wheel column, you may have some pinched wires that are effecting the switches. Is your steering column a 'tilt wheel' and is it loose? The light not coming on is most likely a door switch, do none of the doors turn on the light, or just the drivers door? As for the radio not going off with the drivers door, since you have other electrical faults, I would solve those first. A tilt wheel that is pinching wires can all types of unusual electrical problems.
Door ajar light on. Sometimes flickers and door locks will pop up and down. Usually, in damp weather.