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The light stays on after the car is turned off and slowly drains the battery
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: interior lights wont turn off
Double check your dashboard "dimmer" switch, most vehicles allow for adjustment of dash light. Once the max intensity is reached there should be an additional "click" which will cause the interior lights to come on and stay on. This is the first thing to check. Many newer vehicles also have a timer switch you should check which turns off the lights a minute or two after shutting the doors. It this is set to the max position it over rides the shut off.
If this is not the cause, you either have an additional fuse for the reading lights (most likely labeled something like "courtesy"). If you did pull the correct fuse and still have power to the lamps you may have a short in the wiring or faulty light switch, dimmer switch or one or more of the door switches which control the lighting. As you can see, it is a more complex system than most people assume. Please take the issue seriously (it is more than an annoyance) as it can melt your lighting fixtures, cause additional electrical system damage or even potentially cause a fire.
One other thing you may wish to check for is an additional switch on the rear hatch. My Kia Sedona has one I accidentally knocked into the on position which caused similar symptoms. The Sedona also had issues which a "Master Switch" located under the dash which controlled the lighting and it's timer which turns off the lights after a short interval.
Posted on Jun 09, 2008
the ignition lock cylider gets jammed try messing with the shifter my alero has done the same thing to me. the ignition cylinders on these the grand-ams and about five other gm cars with the dash mounted ignition are very ****-poor and a new switch at the dealer is 175.00 and you have to have it fitted to your key as the new one comes without a key
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
Check brake light switch on brake pedal and see if there could be a rubber bumper missing or you could have a bad switch. Switch should be on or close to brake pedal and when you press pedal listen for switch to click.
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
this problem is a bad BCM the relay is part of the computer system and your problem is common. replace the BCM and reprogram security and you will be good to go.
Or find someone to replace the relays inside. Harder to do than you think, I change them all the ime, but not easy to find the replacements.
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
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