interior lights won't shut off draining the battery on 2000 Ford Explorer

When I close the door the interior lights stay on and drains the battery

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Try lubricating the door latches first...sometimes that helps free up a sticking door ajar switch.
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there is a door ajar switch that connect to the drivers door lock, it is probably bad. You will need to remove the interior door panel to access this switch.