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2000 ford windstar headlamps/breaklights

Have a 2000 windstar and although I turn my headlamp knob to the off position, the headlamps and breaklights will randomly turn on through out the day and night. Help!! When I come out and find them on, the knob is still in the off position. why does it do this and how do I fix it? Surely its draining my battery life.

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Although I am not there to do a hands on diagnosis, the most I am able to do is diagnosis thru the email, so here goes. I would purchase a new headlight switch.

I have seen them heat up and then short out.
What you want it is the most direct route to your problem and nothing can go pass the headlight switch unless it allows it.
Unfortunately, automotive electrictricy is the most to diagnosis from a distance. Hope this helps.
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