make sure your dash light dim control switch is not turned all the way up. they are usually found in the dash on the drivers side or on the same control as the headlights. see your owners manual for further information. Usually, instrument panel lights ["dashboard lights"] are turned on and off WHEN the headlights or parking lights are turned on or off. Since the head lights and tail lights are NOT powered through the ignition switch, and therefore can be turned on even while the ignition switch is turned off and the key removed, so are the instrument lights. WHILE the head lights OR the parking lights are turned ON, "brightness" control of the instrument lights is accomplished by ROTATING the headlight switch KNOB. A FULL CLOCKWISE rotation of the headlight switch knob will FULLY DIM THE INSTRUMENT LIGHTS. Full counterclockwise rotation [ONLY to the "DETENT STOP"] will adjust the instrument lights to full bright. NO POSITION of this switch causes the INSTRUMENT lights to remain ON. IF the knob is turned a little more forcefully COUNTERCLOCKWISE, PAST THE DETENT, then the interior courtesy lights and the dome light will be turned ON. IF your instrument lights remain ON, suggests that you have not FULLY turned OFF the headlight and/or parking light switch. If, as answer 1 suggests, you have a SEPERATE control switch for the instrument panel lights, then it may be possible that that switch does have a FULL-ON position which keeps the instrument lights on continuously, regardless of headlight/parking light switch status. As Answer 1 suggests, your Owner/Operator Manual should explain how your particular vehicle's instrument lights are controlled. If you do not have your Manual, find someone who has a car identical to yours and ask them, or look at their Manual. If you can't find someone, try a dealership used car lot for a vehicle like yours. j3h
What causes the dashboard light to stay on after your car has been turned off? 1994 Buick Century.
There are many reasons why a head light would stay on when car is off. These lights could be automatic.
dashboard lights arent white because in daytime you wouldn't be able to see the lights flash
you didnt specify year, but its time delayed electronically. Assuming they do eventually turn off, all is well. It's 1995 Cadillac Concours the interior lights, and head lights go out when I cut the car off but the dashboard lights stay on.
When a person turns their car on, the dashboard lights should turn off. However, if they do not, it means there is a problems. An oil light will stay on if there is low oil in a car.
While driving, the dashboard lights will fall and the car will stall if the vehicle goes dead. This can be caused by a lack of fuel or mechanical failure.
If the warning lights come on when you start the car, but then go back off, there is no reason for alarm. However, if the lights stay on, or come on when you are driving you should probably stop driving as soon as you can and take the car to the mechanic.
yes the side lights can stay on
Please check your car manual, under dashboard lights. Thank you.
It's that part in front of the driver with the lights and gauges, radio, glove compartment, etc.
Most likely your car battery is completley dead.
if you leave the parking lights switch "ON" the lights will remain on, even if the car has been turned off.
check your car manual
red lights are critical lights. may be a door open or loose or may be something serious. what type of car is it?
No When You Turn OFF The Car Everything Is Turned Off. The Batteries, Engine, And Everything Is OFF Note: some cars may temporarily illuminate dashboard glow or interior lights when entering or exiting the car, or when the doors are unlocked. They usually only stay lit for a period of 10-60 seconds.
Dashboard symbols and warning lights are a fool proof way to help a car owner keep their car running properly. A cars symbols will have different meanings. Check your manual for each lights meaning.
lights on my 2001 oldsmoblie alero stay on after car is shutoff
Have you checked all the lights? Reverse lights, tail lights and brake lights?
yes, because your lights run on your car battery
Because the switch is in the on position
red flashing light that is car symbol what is it for
Changing the dashboard lights from orange to blue in an 05 Peugeot 206cc is rather easy. Make sure you have the blue lights ready. Simply lift the hood of your car and unscrew the lights from behind, and replace them.
If they stay on for a short time after leaving the car on a new vehicle, that is normal. If they car is older or the lights just stay on, it is one of a few things. 1. The parking lights were left on. 2. The light switch is bad 3. There is a short in the wiring to the lights.
The brake lights will stay on if the switch is either out of adjustment or damaged. Pull up on the brake pedal to see if it will go out, if it does, you might be able to get by just adjusting the position of the brake light switch. BTW, it's on the brake pedal mechanism, under the dashboard.
I own a 1997 Isuzu Rodeo and had the same problem. I went to a local Isuzu new-car dealer and was quoted a price in excess of $100 to replace the burned-out dashboard lights. I was told that the cost is high because the top of the dashboard has to be removed in order to obtain access to the lights. I did not have the lights replaced. carlpers