When this LHS is first started, I hear a clicking noise similar to the sound the directional flasher makes. The DOOR AJAR light on the message panel also flashes as do the dome lights and the temperature displayed on the A/C and heat controller. The clicking is not the same clicking as the directional and hazard lights flasher as that clicking sounds separately when the directional indicators or four way hazard lights are turned on. The car has big push button switches in each door jamb that operate the dome lights just like a car from the '50s. Once the clicking has stopped, those switches operate the dome lights normally. If I turn off the ignition for a moment, and start the car again, the clicking and flashing interior lights start in again. It is only really annoying when it’s dark, and might catch the attention of a police officer.
I have had Tauruses with similar symptoms that I fixed by spraying contact cleaner into the door latch mechanism, but Tauruses don’t have any dome light switches in their door jambs. I’ve tried spraying the cleaner into the door latches on this car, but nothing has changed. Does the LHS even have switches there?
A recent discussion about remote starters made me wonder if this might be related. The car does have a working after market remote starter and alarm system made by Ungo. Also, the power locks don’t all work, remotely or otherwise. They try to move the locks, but the gears in two of the actuators must be stripped. I don’t THINK that’s part of the problem, but it might be. I can live without power locks.
Does anyone here have any ideas as to anything that might be causing this situation?