You are going to love this "better mousetrap!" The light switch doesn't actually control the lights. There are a series of computer modules involved. When you turn on the switch, a signal is sent to the instrument cluster(which is a computer called a "HEC" or Hybrid Electronic Cluster). The HEC sends out a signal over the data bus network called the "CAN"(Controller Area Network). When the FEM(Front End Module) receives the request from the HEC over the CAN, it decides to turn on the front lights and sends a request over the CAN for the REM(Rear End Module) to turn on the rear lights. So, you could have a problem anywhere from the main light switch, the HEC, the FEM, (probably not the REM-since it's headlights), or anywhere in the wiring! Oh and BTW, the headlight switch is not really a switch. It is more like a position sensor. It sends a varying resistance out to the HEC so the HEC sees what position the switch is in by what OHM resistance it is receiving from the headlight switch, so you could also have a slight problem with a connection somewhere that would raise the resistance of that circuit and make the HEC think that you have the switch in a different position than what it really is in. Don't you just love technology?
Here is a suggestion. You may also notice that the overdrive switch in the shifter handle does not work, nor the compass, rear mirror auto dimmer and the rear side door lock switch on the overhead panel. This is all powered by a fuse (#14 I think). It could simply be a blown fuse which is what I had, but that was just a symptom of a damaged wire from the O/D switch in the shifter handle running down the steering column. I could replace the fuse and it would work for a short while, then blow again. The dealer finally located the worn wire and repaired it.
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The dimmer switch is defective.
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.
Headlights might stay on in a Honda Odyssey after the engine is turned off because of a courtesy timer. The headlights will stay on for a few seconds after exiting the vehicle so the driver can go into a building at night safely. If the headlights are staying on all the time, check the timer for this feature.
even if you disconnect the battery the headlights stay on????????????? check the headlight switch
hit the lock button twice
i would have the light switch checked to see if it is faulty
Headlights are not to stay on all the time,only front parking lights.
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
try a switch
They stay on cause they runnin off the battery. there should be a car headlights switch somewhere by your spedometer stuff...
The taillights are supposed to go on when the headlights are activated.