On a 2002 Ford Explorer : On the headlight switch , select automatic , park lights, or low beam headlights and pull the headlight switch out towards you to turn the fog lights on ( push the switch in again to turn the fog lights off )
This was supposed to be for your safety and convenience once you entered the vehicle. The lights should turn off when you turn the ignition on. If not, then try adjusting the dimmer switch for the dash lights.
Christmas decoration lights can become damaged after repeated use and being packed away each year. The safety concern is that an electrical fault could cause a fire. It is safest to turn the lights off when nobody is in the room.
For a vehicle, being roadworthy means that the car has a working engine, brakes, proper steering, turn signals, lights (headlight, tail lights, brake and turn lights) and all the required safety equipment like seat belts and airbags.
you live in the states it is a safety feature in Canada tha all cars after i think 1990 have this in them but not in the states they are lights the come on when you start your car when you turn on your lights on the lightrs will go a little brighter as well as your tail lights
check and see if you have cut or pinched the wire harness going into the switch housing on the throttle side... i pinched mine and lost brake, turn lights,,, still had tail lights in the turn signals but that is because i was using a brake/turn controller on the rear lights...
You can't turn the lights off on a Golf MK4 unless you buy and install a Euro headlight switch (about 30 dollars on Ebay). The installation is as simple as pulling the stock headlight switch out and sliding the new one in (no wires so splice, it is a plug and play item).