my daughters 2002 corolla headlights will come on by themselves when the outside temperature drops down into the teens. of course this drains her battery and car will not start the next morning when she gets in it. this has happened to her three times. one time she saw the lights come on by themselves from her apartment. sure would like to know why and get it fixed. Toyota dealership has been no help.AnswerThe problem is more than likely due to a fault in the daytime running lights switch or the light sensor on the dash. You can try disabling the daytime running lights and\or removing the automatic light fuse from the fuse box. Here's a link to a website which tells you how to disable the DRLs http://vamp.darkravers.net/cpg/thumbnails.php?album=107
The parking lights may stay on because the headlights have not been turned off completely. If the car is parked, the key is out of the ignition, and the headlights are turned all the way off, the issue is in your electrical system. It will need to be taken to a mechanic to be tracked down and repaired.
Headlights run off the battery not the ignition...
If you turn up your interior dashboard light settings, then the radio display will be brighter too. The radio dims to the setting for the dashboard when the lights are turned on.
The parking lights are turned on when the headlights are on and you pull out on the light switch. The parking lights cannot be turned on by themselves.
Yes they should , they stay on all the time , while the ignition is on all the best Fester
Most newer models of cars now have a safety design that allows the headlights to stay on for a few minutes before shutting themselves off to allow the occupants to safely get to a door or gate. Also, on many newer model vehicles, if the lights are turned off before the ignition, the lights will stay off. If the lights are turned off after the ignition, the lights stay on to illuminate your way. If the light switch is off and the lights stay on longer than a few minutes, then something is wrong.
the chime would stay on if the keys are in the ignition (but the car turned off) and if the door is ajar to warn that the lights are still on
I have a 2002 Chrysler Sebring convertible. If you turn off the ignition and remove the key while the headlights are on, then turn off the headlights, the headlights will stay on for 30 seconds and turn off. You can avoid this by turning the lights off before you turn off the car or by switching them on and off again.
The middle two lights should be on when you turn on the headlights.
Break lights come on when you step on the break, they do not come on when the head lights are turned on.
May have to be turned off manually Auto sensor bad
You have a flat battery.
Because you have to eat french fries with ketchup!
the dash and radio lights are supposed to dim when the headlights come on. Make sure you have the brightness of the dash lights turned up as much as possible.
Did they used to go off with the ignition? On most cars, the headlights will come on at any time by just turning them on. The car does not need to be running or the key turned on.
Check the battery. Turn headlights on - they will come on with or without the key if it has power from the battery. If lights do not come on, the battery is dead (try jump-starting) or there is a bad connection (loose cable), or a short in the electrical system. If headlights come on, but dashboard lights do not light up - check the ignition (cylinder / switch)
I had this happen to me. It turned out to be a corroded earth terminal.
Perhaps you turned on the interior lights when you were adjusting the headlights?
Brake lights should NOT be effected by the headlights. Brake light function is completely independent of the headlights. Assuming you are not refering to the tail lights, or marker lights, which are supposed to come when the head lights are turned on. Not having brake lights when the head lights are on is a big safety problem and should be corrected.
check the door switch
Check that your hand brake is all the way down. If your hand brake switch is tripped, the brake lihgt should come on, and the automatic running lights won't.
I would replace the headlight switch as Ford has had their share of these problems.
It may be wired wrong.
First thing you want to check is the dimmer switch to see if it is turned all the way down.