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Why will the headlights in a 98 Corolla not turn off if the lights are turned off and the key is out of ignition?


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2011-09-13 17:06:34
2011-09-13 17:06:34

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

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Yes they should , they stay on all the time , while the ignition is on all the best Fester

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