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Headlights stay on when car is shut off & keys out of ignition

I shut off my lights then shut off my car & i noticed one of the headlights on. So I got back in put my keys in the ignition & didn't fully turn it over -just enough to put it in the on function i think, then turn it off. Then they shut off, but it happened again when I got home, except this time I had to repeat putting the keys in and then turning it off about 3 or 4 times.

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Replace the ignition switch - not working properly.

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Try to press the gas pedal 4 times and hold it down on the 4th wait for the light to flash and go out. then start the car with your foot off the accellerator pedal. I hope this helps.
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SOURCE: Headlights won't turn on. Daytime running lights stay on.

See if you can hold on your highbeams, as a temporary solution, until you can check and see if the fuse in the switch to turn your lights on is burnt out. I had the same problem with my car and apparently it was a defective part that GM had produced, but obviously they won't replace it free of charge. I would suggest going to an auto-wreckers and picking up a new switch there... the part usually costs around $400 in Canada.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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SOURCE: all lights work inside and out except all headlights will not

check the fusebox, mostly fuses are uite easily recognizable by small icons similar to the icons on the switches on your dashboard, find the one for lighting and verify if it is still proper. If not, replace it.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: headlights won't work 95 jeep cherokee

head lamp switch is bad or came unplugged

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SOURCE: headlights won't work Chevy K-10 Pickup

With electrical problems I always look for a bad ground wire, especially on older vehicles. Look for any wire that goes to an inner fender or the engine, there maybe a faulty relay in the circuit too. good luck, Chuck

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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