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Tail lights stay on

I have a 2006 Hyundai Sonata, the tail lights and front parking lights stay on when the car is shut off. I have to pull the fuse to turn the lights off.

Also the ESC and ABS light warning light comes on intermittently, shutting the engine off and restarting and the lights go out

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  • MARCMASEMAN Dec 26, 2008

    BATTERY dead this morn. when charging, i discovered that the "parking lights" were on?????? is this the door switch problem u posted a solution for? can this switch be fixed by me? oiled, replaced?

  • Tinker184 Mar 02, 2009

    same here parking lights front&rear stay on..cycling the light switch on and off on left stalk sometimes fixes it..problem is getting worse. Seems like a sticky relay contact...anyone?


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There is a switch that should shut these off when the front door is opened. Have the dealer fix under warranty.

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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    Adam Kari Oct 30, 2013

    What if the Warranty is expired?

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9right
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