Check the fuse box for the headlight switch. Possibly a relay problem or a burnt connection. Easy to replace - part available at most auto stores (NAPA, Auto Parts, etc.), depending on the make and model of your vehicle. check the contacts inside your headlight,interior and dash light switch (that is all one) and put some electrical gease in there so it make a good contact.
Check the dimmer setting for the dash lights. There should be a dial to adjust the brightness on the dash to the left of the steering wheel.
No. A bad battery is not causing your dash lights to go on and off. A different part is bad. Without equipment I have no idea what it is.
This sounds like a bad light switch. The head lights are usually wired seperately from all other lights so the only common point is at the switch.
i own an 03 concord limited. my dash lights except for the miles and transmission positioning go off. the come on and stay on longer the colder it is what is wrong with this car
Check for a loose ground wire - sounds like lights are backfeeding searching for ground
So what is the problem with my stupid car with the lights on the dashlight problem?
In most cars there is an dash light adjustment of some sort. My guess is yours is turned down too far so the lights don't show.
Yes, your tail lights will go out when your dash board lights go out.
turn the dimmer up.
you didnt specify year, but its time delayed electronically. Assuming they do eventually turn off, all is well. It's 1995 Cadillac Concours the interior lights, and head lights go out when I cut the car off but the dashboard lights stay on.
Be sure that the dash light brightness control switch is not turned off.
On my 2004 Modus the lights automatically go out as you open the drivers door.
check your headlight switch or dash dimmer switch to be sure you do not have them turned on.
could be the alternator is about to go out
The lights are automatic for your daytime running lights AND your regular head lights. There is a light sensor on your dash that knows when it get dark. When it's dark your headlights will automatically come on, daytime lights turn off and your dashboard lights will dim as a result, since you no longer need them to be that bright when it's dark. As far as the parking brake, it triggers your daytime lights to turn off, so when you disengage your parking brake, they will turn on for normal driving. All of this is a good thing because you never have to worry about turning your on/off...ever.
i believe it has a faulty headlight relay.
generally at night.
I've researched this on the Internet and apparently the trip odometer button also serves as the dimmer for the dashboard lights. If you turn it (anti)-clockwise, your dash lights should come on. Its mentioned obscurely in the manual.
Just guessing without having it in front of me but, I would suspect the roller dimmer switch on the dash. I know that if it is unplugged, all dash lights go off. So check the plug-in for a short.
it could be a faulty alternator bring on all lights
your fuse is blown. car manufacturerers make the dash lights go off when the tail light fuse blows so you know it is blown.
A weak alternator and/or battery.
Delay if they do not go off after the delay time look for faults in the BCM
Is it locked?? It should go off.