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Depends on the year, make and model. Pre-1968 US cars were generally wired to shut the parking lights off when the headlights were on, with few exceptions. This is the normal operation. If it really bugs you, you can jump a wire between the tail light and front parking light lines.

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Q: When you turn your park lights on they work fine but when you turn your headlights on they dont stay on what should you do you know you need to check the switch but you cant get the plastic casing off?
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