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.
How do I repair my third row seats in my 2000 windstar that will not stay up properly.
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
Headlights are not to stay on all the time,only front parking lights.
i would have the light switch checked to see if it is faulty
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
They stay on cause they runnin off the battery. there should be a car headlights switch somewhere by your spedometer stuff...
do the headlights come on automatically or manually, if manually turn off
The taillights are supposed to go on when the headlights are activated.
why would a 1995 ford f150 interior and cargo lights stay on with the doors closed ?
try a switch
Why do headlight stay on all the time on 2001 suburban
they would stay advanced
Bad relay? (points burned and not releasing)
Set your parking brake before you turn on your ignition. This cancels out your headlights.
It has a built in timer. You can adjust how long they stay on with the sliding lever located on the rear view mirror.
Replace auto lamp module.
Your auto headlight switch only controls the delay after you turn off the ignition, if it's dark enough. The closer the pointer is to the 12 o'clock position the less time they will stay on, turn the switch more to the left and the headlights will stay on longer, up to 4 minutes. That switch has nothing to do with the sensitivity of the auto lamps, only the delay.
Hey Fred==Your car probably has auto headlights and has a module under the dash to control them. The module is bad. goodluckJoe How long do they stay on? They're supposed to stay on for about 3 to 5 minutes.
if you recenly replaced bulbs u may have installed them backwards they should be running lights and brake lights if this is the case they maybe installed incorrectly
a possible solution would be to check ground wires. The driver and passenger side front lights have separate ground wires in wiring harness. The result of having ground wire disconnected is dimming headlights.
The odometer light will stay on if the headlights are on a 1997 Dodge Status. Be sure to click the lights off even after shutting the vehicle off.