Why do my tail lights stay on when the car is off?

You need to disconnect your battery while the car is off or until you resolve this issue.

The most likely cause for the brake lights staying on is the brake light switch sticking closed.

You can disconnect the plug from the brake light switch at the brake light pedal to see if the lights turn off.

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Why would my tail lights stay on?

If the tail lights are illuminated even after you have used the on-off switch to command them off, that means the switch supplying power is fused shut and/or the circuit is being powered when it is not supposed to be due to a wiring fault.

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Why are my tail lights staying on?

If the tail lights are illuminated even after you have used the on-off switch to command them off, that means the switch supplying power is fused shut and/or the circuit is being powered when it is not supposed to be due to a wiring fault.

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Why do my LED lights stay on when switched off?

This may be due to the type of light switch or dimmer or an incorrectly connected switch.Even an unfavorable cable routing can be responsible for the glow.The afterglow issue is usually only visible after switching from old light bulbs to LEDs.

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Why do my rear lights stay on when the car is off?

Brake & tail lights stay on after car is off and lights are not turned on.The brake light switch is probably out of adjustment, missing, or bad.When you press the brakes, the brake pedal moves away from the brake light switch, causing the brake lights to illuminate.If the switch is bad, they ...

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Why would the tail lights stay on when the car is off on a 1995 GEO Prism?

sounds like a bad headlight turnsignal combo switch,,,,i just replaced mine cause the high beams was not coming on, got a used 1 for 50 bucks works fine now!

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Why do my headlights stay on when car is off?

In that case, you can try setting the parking brake to see if that shuts the headlights off, as setting the parking brake typically disables daytime running lights.If a bad headlight relay is a reason that your headlights won't turn off, then the fix there is also to just replace the relay.

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Why do tail lights stay on?

If the tail lights are illuminated even after you have used the on-off switch to command them off, that means the switch supplying power is fused shut and/or the circuit is being powered when it is not supposed to be due to a wiring fault.

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What is wrong with a 2001 Legacy Outback when you turn off the car and the tail lights stay on?

Try checking the brake light switch.The brake lights are working fine. The running lights are staying on.The solution was the parking light switch on top of the steering column was in the "on" position. Switched it to off and problem solved. Actually never used the switch, guess one of the kids w...

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Why do the tail lights remain on if the car and lights are off?

Check itOn top of the brake pedal there is the shaft that connects the brake pedal to the brake switch.There could be of two problems with your tail lights being constantly on.1: The spacer between the the brake pedal switch and the shaft of the brake pedal is broke ( The brake pedal switch which...

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Why would rear parking and brake lights stay on when the car is shut off?

There are two or more faults at work here depending on the car.If your car has a relay that runs brake lights or Tail lights one or both could be bad.ORIf your car has these items controlled by a body control module it could be bad or with this system the computer grounds the bulbs to make them w...

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2007 impreza outback why are the running lights staying on when car is turned off?

There is a switch to turn the lights on when the car is off. On an 01 & 07 impreza (and other model years too), it is on the top of the steering wheel column, in between the steering wheel and the gauges.I did the same thing, took me an afternoon to find it, and I felt pretty silly when I fig...

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Why does my fan stay on when my car is off?

In today's modern vehicles it is considered normal for the engine cooling fan to keep running for a few minutes after you turn off the car.When the engine is turned off, the coolant doesn't circulate, and the heat stays trapped therefore prolonging the engine from cooling.

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Why is my security light staying on in my car?

On your particular vehicle the security light staying on as the vehicle is running is an indication that the security system has failed and is disabled.It is common for a security light to come on after battery dies because the computer may lose its programming to the key.

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My 1997 Nissan maxima brake lights stay on when after the car is off and don't turn off when the car is on?

Check the brake pedal switch that is activated on the brake pedal arm. The switch is activated when it is pushed in when the driver lets off the brake and the arm comes up. There is a hole that is plugged with a small black plastic cap. on my Maxima that cap broke. I was able to find a bolt that ...

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Why does the parking light stay on when you turn the car off?

because the lights are not controlled by the ignition switch; they are controlled by a separate light switch.

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Why do the parking lights stay on even when the ignition switch is off on a 1994 subaru?

My friends just had this problem. There is a switch on the steering column that controls this light. You may have accidentally hit it. As did the people who detailed her car did.Good Luck.

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How do you change the rear tail lights when the tail gate hatch is broke off on a Mercury Monteray?

Repair tail gate hatch first.

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Why do the tail lights stay lit on a 1996 f 150?

1 possible cause could be a 1156 bulb in an 1157 socket, if you changed the bulbs recently, then recheck. . .another common 1 is the brake switch mis adjusted, look up under the dash & look up the brake pedal. . there will be a switch that moves on the pedal assy, . check it for proper moveme...

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Why do the interior lights stay on when mydoors are shut in my 91 Toyota 4Runner?

The interior lights will remain on for a duration of time after the doors are shut as a safety/courtesy feature. The reason they remain on is the capacitor in the lighting electrical circuitry. The capacitor passes on energy when the circuit is powered, and retains voltage when the circuit is pow...

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Why do the headlights on my 96 Geo Tracker stay on even when the engine is off?

They don't have automatic light features.

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Why does my security light stay on in my car?

On your particular vehicle the security light staying on as the vehicle is running is an indication that the security system has failed and is disabled.It is common for a security light to come on after battery dies because the computer may lose its programming to the key.

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What causes tail lights to stay on?

If the tail lights are illuminated even after you have used the on-off switch to command them off, that means the switch supplying power is fused shut and/or the circuit is being powered when it is not supposed to be due to a wiring fault.

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How do you get your dash lights to go off when they stay on and the car is off?

So what is the problem with my stupid car with the lights on the dashlight problem?

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Why is my battery light on when my car is off?

The battery light indicates a battery charging problem.If the battery light comes on and stays on while you are driving, the most common cause is a broken alternator belt.Total failure of the alternator is another possibility.Your car will run fine until the battery goes dead.

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Why won't the tail lights go off when I park and turn off the headlights?

Is it the taillights or the brake lights? If taillights it may be a wiring problem, If brake lights check the switch on the brake pedal

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When i turn on my headlights my tail lights do not come on in my 2007 Dodge Charger why?

First check the bulbs then check the fuses.

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Why does my car brake lights stay on even when Im not pressing the brakes?

you've got a faulty switch which is located above the brake pedal.. or a short circuit

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Why does my dome light stay on?

It could also be on because of the headlight switch being turned and locked into the furthest counter clockwise position.One of the switches in one of the doors could have a bad switch or maybe the part that presses the button to turn off the interior lights when the door is closed is worn down o...

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Why does my seatbelt light stay on?

Think of your seat belt as an electrical circuit.It's an 'open' circuit when the best is disconnected and 'closed' when connected.The seat belt warning light should go out once you have securely buckled up and closed the circuit.One common place where this circuit is broken is under the seat.

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Why does my coolant light stay on?

Coolant Light stays on If the sensor shorts, it can cause the Coolant Level Light to stay on.This is a problem because a permanently illuminated coolant light will not be able to properly alert the driver if the coolant level does drop low.

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Why do my car lights keep blinking on and off?

It is important to keep an eye out for the dashboard lights flickering because if the only symptom is a dead battery, then it could simply be that the battery has outlived its usefulness.The above symptoms could also point toward a blown fuse, bad wiring or a loose belt.

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Why is my tail light not working?

Common reasons for this to happen: Sometimes when a taillight lens cracks or breaks, it can allow moisture to enter the lens and cause a short circuit, blowing the fuse.Burned Out Bulbs: In the case where only one of your rear lights appears to be out, the cause is most likely a burned out bulb.

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Why does my ABS trac off and service engine light stay on?

Could be a bad ABS sensor. Needs service/replacement.

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Why do your parking lights and hazard lights stay on after you turn them off?

YOU COULD HAVE A TWILIGHT OR DELAY SWITCH ON DASH BOARD. NORMALLY IT LOOKS THE SAME AS WHERE YOU PULL YOUR HEADLIGHTS ON AND OFF MANUALLY. IT SPINS TO ENGAGE ON/OFF, CAN HAVE A DIAL FEATURE TOO. IF YOU CANT LOCATE IT LOOK IN YOUR OWNERS MANUAL YOU CAN GO ONLINE TO YOUR SPECFIC CAR BRAND WEB SITE ...

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How do you replace the brake light switch for Acura Legend 1986 My brake lights stay ON when the engine is OFF.?

The switch is located on the brake pedal. Undo bolt & wire & replace switch. Note adjustment before removing old switch if you've not replaced one before. You my want to use a mulitmeter (digital with continuity function) to test it before you buy one.

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Why do my tail lights go out when I hit the brakes?

Left and right blinkers work as do running lights, however when the brakes are applied on the vehicle the tail lights go out.If all ground connections are not making good contact to bare metal, when the brake pedal is pressed and the tail lights are on, the increased amperage draw will make this ...

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Why did car lights originally stay on after the car was turned off?

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 s...

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Why do your brake lights stay on with car off 2000 cavalier?

faulty switch under pedal arm most likely-they are adjustable. try lifting pedal by hand and have someone check if they are off, if that fails, adjust to move button further away from arm

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How come your brake lights stay on when your car is turned off?

well, people don't want to hit your car, and you don't either

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What causes brake lights to stay on when car is off?

If your brake lights are staying on, it will drain your battery.The most likely cause for the brake lights staying on is the brake light switch sticking closed.You can disconnect the plug from the brake light switch at the brake light pedal to see if the lights turn off.

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Why on a 1992 town car interior lights stay on turned off on dimmer switch why won't they go off?

One of your door switches is probably malfunctioning. Find the switches usually on the hinge side attached to the body and use a little wd40 and move it in and out and it may start working. If not the bad one will have to be replaced.

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Why will both brake lights work when the tail lights aren't on but only one works when the tail lights are on?

may have the wrong type bulb check to make sure bulb has two contact points.

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Why is the handbrake light stay on?

Common reasons for this to happen: Bad Switch: One common reason for the Parking Brake light to stay on is a failing or failed switch.Low Brake Fluid: Your Parking Brake light is a multifunction device, and is designed to illuminate if the fluid level in the reservoir drops below a certain point.

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Why do my tail lights not work but my brake lights do?

Blown out light bulbs are the most common reason for why the brake lights not working but the tail lights are.Remove the screws from the bulb lens (which you can access through the trunk or see your vehicle repair manual to get the exact location).

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Why would the parking lights stay on after the car is put into park and the engine is turned off?

if you leave the parking lights switch "ON" the lights will remain on, even if the car has been turned off.

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Why does the radio in a 1990 Camero RS stay on when car is off?

Did you make sure that the key was turned all the way to "Off" not accessories?If you have a non genuine stereo installed, it could be that it is connected to power and does not sense that the car is actually turned off.Hope this helps!

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Should the dashboard lights stay on in a ford focus zetec when engine is turned off?

I've just noticed mine does the same, where the time and mileage is shown it stays lit

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Why would your brake lights stay on when you turn the lights out and the car off on a 1994 Chrysler Lebaron?

That's because your car is equipped with a light sensor that works in that way; after a few seconds the lights will go off. Any more questions?, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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What would cause tail lights to stay on?

If the tail lights are illuminated even after you have used the on-off switch to command them off, that means the switch supplying power is fused shut and/or the circuit is being powered when it is not supposed to be due to a wiring fault.

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Why wont my tail lights work?

Reason # 3: Blown-out Fuse The radio, lighter socket, dashboard warning lights, headlights, taillights, and brake lights.Your car's fuse is almost similar to the fuse at your home.When one of the fuses are broken, the circuit is cut off and could be the reason why your tail lights aren't working.

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Why does my tail light not work?

If he or she suspects a blown fuse, they will remove the corresponding fuse for the tail lights to see if it is blown.If so, he or she will replace the bad bulb with a new one.If the bulbs and fuses appear to be working properly, the mechanic will then check the corresponding relay for the tail l...

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Why are my tail lights out?

Check the fuse.A blown fuse usually causes both lights to go out.On newer cars, the tail lamps can be fused separately and/or each bulb or shared circuit can be fused.If the piece of metal inside the taillight fuse is intact, the fuse is still good.

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Why do my brake lights work but my tail lights dont?

Check the Wiring The wiring from the fuse panel to the brake light switch and from the switch to the bulb sockets and lights could be loose or frayed.The connection and the bulb housing could be corroded.You have to change these parts if found any such problem.

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Why does my door open light stay on?

The sensor typically uses a switch with a spring-loaded plunger that is compressed when the door is closed, and is released when the door is open.This action opens and closes an electrical circuit, sending a signal to your vehicle's computer, activating the door ajar warning light when the door i...

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Why do marker lights stay on?

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 bad3. There is a short in the wiring to the lights.

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Why does my 92 Corvette parking brake light stay on?

Check the level of brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir. If it is low that will illuminate the brake light also. If it is low on brake fluid it's time to have the brakes serviced.

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Why do my tail lights work but not my brake lights?

Check the Wiring The wiring from the fuse panel to the brake light switch and from the switch to the bulb sockets and lights could be loose or frayed.The connection and the bulb housing could be corroded.You have to change these parts if found any such problem.

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Why does my low coolant light stay on?

Coolant Light stays on If the sensor shorts, it can cause the Coolant Level Light to stay on.This is a problem because a permanently illuminated coolant light will not be able to properly alert the driver if the coolant level does drop low.

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Why wont the tail lights go off on your 95 Nissan truck?

Those tail lights could be the brake lights you are seeing and that would be a faulty brake light switch or the brake light switch is out of adjustment.

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Why do my lights dim when the refrigerator kicks on?

The problem is most likely due to the voltage drop that occurs when the refrigerator's compressor energizes.When this happens, a large amount of current is drawn from the supply.While this is only for a very brief moment, it is usually enough to cause lights to dim or flicker.

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Why do my brake lights work but my tail lights don t?

Check the Wiring The wiring from the fuse panel to the brake light switch and from the switch to the bulb sockets and lights could be loose or frayed.The connection and the bulb housing could be corroded.You have to change these parts if found any such problem.

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Why won't my tail lights and dash lights work?

A blown fuse can disable the vehicle's dashboard light.The fuse box may be under the hood, or near the floor, near the brake pedal, or there may be two fuse boxes in both places.Note: also check if the tail lights are working.Tail lights and dash lights are connected through the tail light (and/o...

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Your capacitor stays on when car is turned off?

The cap is not actually on but it is rather the display.The display will only stay light up until the voltage levels out to what the battery is at. Sometimes it can take awhile for it to go off. Sometimes you would think it is always on because when you open your trunk the display is light up. Wh...

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Why do cops touch car tail lights?

Yes, it's a tactic police use to stop those in a vehicle from concealing things in their car that may be illegal.A slight tap on the vehicle can distract those in the vehicle and stop them from hiding things from the police.Cops may also touch your tail light during a traffic stop to leave their ...

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Why hold light stays on when let go?

Sorry, but I simply do not understand your question. What hold light are you referring to. And what do you mean by, "when you let go"? Please rephrase the question with more detailed information.

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Why does the check engine oil level light stay on and the engine keeps cutting off?

Your oil compression is down probably... check the oil pan for rust and such.

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Why are my tail lights and dash lights not working?

A blown fuse can disable the vehicle's dashboard light.The fuse box may be under the hood, or near the floor, near the brake pedal, or there may be two fuse boxes in both places.Note: also check if the tail lights are working.Tail lights and dash lights are connected through the tail light (and/o...

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What would cause the brake lights to stay on after the car is off?

There is a switch down at the brake pedal, It's most likely bad.This is true. There is a switch under the brake pedal that probably needs to be adjusted or replaced. I have this same problem in my 1998 mercury villager. I have not replaced or adjusted the switch...not sure the cost or how hard it...

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Why is one of my tail lights dim?

If you have one or more dim taillights or backup lights it could be caused by bad grounding of the light sockets or the wrong light bulb installed.My Pantera had a bad ground that caused one of the tail lights to light dimly when the back up light was on and had the wrong brake/tail light install...

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Why does the brake light stay on?

Common reasons for this to happen: Bad Switch: One common reason for the Parking Brake light to stay on is a failing or failed switch.You may notice the light turning on or off when going around turns as the fluid level changes.Bad Level Sensor: Your master cylinder is equipped with a brake fluid...

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Why do cops touch the tail lights of cars?

Yes, it's a tactic police use to stop those in a vehicle from concealing things in their car that may be illegal.A slight tap on the vehicle can distract those in the vehicle and stop them from hiding things from the police.Cops may also touch your tail light during a traffic stop to leave their ...

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Side lights stay on when car is locked?

yes the side lights can stay on

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Why does the step light stay on?

bad switch == Te light is operated by a switch in the door or frame. The switch wire is either shorting out to the vehicle body or the switch has failed in the 'on' position. It might just e seized up. There might also be a step light override, like a courtesy roof light has. Check it is in the o...

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Why would the rear park lights on a 1992 Acura integra stay on after the car is off only rear lights?

I just had this problem. It turns out there's a plastic piece on the brake that hits the Stoplight switch. If the Stoplight switch is not depress, the rear park lights (stop light) would stay on.

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Why do your brake lights on your 206 stay on?

Possibly a defective brake light swith stuck closed.

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Why does the battery light come on and off when the car is running?

This could happen for different causes.1. Your battery is making contact with a surface (like the hood, seat frame or trunk battery holder.) in BMW 325 or Cadillac north-star cases.2. The positive cables from the alternation or starter are bad and making contact with the engine, manifolds or body...

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Why do high beams lights come on when making a turn and stay on?

It's possible that when you turn your blinker on you are inadvertently pushing the lever forward causing your high beams to come on and stay on.

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What causes the dashboard lights to stay on after car is turned off?

What causes the dashboard light to stay on after your car has been turned off? 1994 Buick Century.

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Why don't my rear tail light work on my 1996 Pontiac Firebird?

It might be because the light bulb is blown. It might be because the fuse is blown. There could be a short in the wires.

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Why does the door ajar light stay on when you step on the brakes?

some how the tail light wire is touching the ajar wire

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What do you do when your brake light stay on?

Bad Switch: One common reason for the Parking Brake light to stay on is a failing or failed switch.This can be checked easily by jiggling the handle after it is down.If the light turns off (or turns off and then back on), the switch is the most likely culprit and will need to be replaced.

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My rear left tail light is not working on camper?

You should try changing the light bulb... if that doesnt work, then there might be a short in the wiring, and will need to be looked at by someone who knows electrical wiring.

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What danger is there when the esp light stays on?

If the car detects a spin in the wheels or the danger of skidding in a turn, the ESP light will come on, verifying that the program is taking control of the car.If the ESP (Electronic Stability Program) light stays on you need to see the repair shop. You don't have to be alarmed but it is best to...

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Why would your brake lights stay on even after you turned off the car on a 2001 Oldsmobile intrigue?

Probably a bad or mis-adjusted brake light switch

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How do I fix my tail light?

Steps Check the fuse. A blown fuse usually causes both lights to go out. Look at the tail lamp wiring. These are the wires that lead to the tail lights, located inside the lid of the trunk. Check the taillight bulbs. If the fuse and wiring look right, the bulbs themselves might be the probl...

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Why do abs lights on Toyota 4 runner stay on?

Because there is a problem with the Anti-Lock Brake System. Not a DIY repair. Take it to a professional.

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Why would a Mazda MX6 tail light warning light come on when the brake pedal is depressed?

Check bulbs to make sure all are working

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Why interior light stays on?

The switch is in the on position.

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Why wont my tag light and tail lights work when the fuses are good ford f-150 4.6?

Check bulbs, check grounds, check wiring harness for damage.Maybe bad bulbs, maybe bad light assemblies, maybe a broken or shorted wire somewhere in the circuit, possibly a bad ground.

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Why does the brake lights stay on after you turn the headlights on and off on your ford?

I dont know because i dont have a FORD Check your brake light switch on the back of your brake pedal for adjustment.

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Why do the parking lights on your 1998 Subaru Legacy blink when the cars is turned off?

Your system may just need to be reset. That recently happened to me and the Subaru service dept was able to fix it quickly and easily. I think it happens when your vehicle suffers a power failure. My battery had died, and upon replacement, the lights flashed. Also my power locks ceased to functio...

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Why do my car lights turn on and off by themselves?

Hello, thank you for writing in.The vehicle may be having issues with the headlight circuitry.This may mean that the sensor, photocell, body control module, replacement headlight, or a fuse/relay has failed.Something is allowing power to be sent to the headlights when the vehicle should be off.

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Why do the tail lights not come on 1998 ford ranger which fuse is it?

if turn signals are working , and brake lights not working, i would replace the stop light switch on the brake pedal

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Why won't my headlights turn off when my car is off on my 1996 subaru legacy outback?

Do you mean the parking lights? if it's the parking lights that are on, check the switch on top of the steering column.

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Why won't the lights turn off in my car?

The likely cause of a dome light not turning off is either the dashboard light control knob being activated accidentally or a broken door switch.You can remove the wire from the door switch, if you are able to access the backside of the switch.The wire pulls off of the switch easily.

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Why do your taillights stay on a 92 Toyota corolla after car is turned off?

Tailights or stoplights? Stop lights could be a defective stop light switch Tailights could be either parking lights are left on or a defective switch

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Why does the check ride control light come on when starting a 99 Deville but goes off and stays off when the reset button is pressed until the car is started again?

try disconnecting battery for 10 minutes then reconnecting battery if the fault that put the light on has been fixed the signal is stuck in computer.disconnecting battery will reset computer and take signal away if fault is fixed

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Why does the door ajar light stay on in my 2003 mercury mountaineer?

I'm having the same problem with mine and have yet to see a solution on the web. I hear ya man... I'm having the same problem with mine and have yet to see a solution on the web. I hear ya man...

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My mini cooper engine symbol light is staying on?

If it's red you'd better not be driving it. If it's amber have your mechanic check it out ASAP.

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What does it mean when turn car on a oil light stays on for few seconds and then shuts off?

The oil light come on if there is not enough oil pressure. When you first start up, the oil pump needs a little time to build up the pressure. However, you should check that the oil reservoir is full with the dip stick (with the car cold and on level ground).It may also be that the oil and oil fi...

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