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Why does my car have a constant "dinging"noise after a rain?
1999 Mercury Cougar

Why does my car have a constant "dinging"noise after a rain?

(1999 Mercury Cougar)
Every time it rains, my car has a constant "dinging" noise, similar to
the warning "ding" that you hear when
you accidentally leave the headlights on.
What seems to make the problem better or worse? It is worse after a rain.
How long have you had this problem? Not exactly sure, months and monrhs.
Tags: makes a constant dinging, mercury, cougar
2 answers & 2 comments
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on October 10, 2018
Spraying BUNCHES of silicone spray or WD-40 into ALL door latches may help .. Not only for lubrication but waterproofing as well..
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on October 10, 2018

While vehicle is ‘parked’ with engine running - open door - hear this dinging sound?
on October 11, 2018

The *door ajar* switch is an integral part of the door latch on each door .. You get the picture?
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on October 10, 2018
Spraying BUNCHES of silicone spray or WD-40 into ALL door latches may help .. Not only for lubrication but waterproofing as well..
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on October 10, 2018

While vehicle is ‘parked’ with engine running - open door - hear this dinging sound?
on October 11, 2018

The *door ajar* switch is an integral part of the door latch on each door .. You get the picture?
on October 10, 2018
Could be a short somewhere. There shouldn't normally be a noise like this after rain. Hands-on inspection of the wiring is needed. If you need a shop for this, use this link to find a shop near you.

Alex
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