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If you pull the headlamp relay in under hood fuse box, that should kill the headlamps until you figure out the problem? I don't know if relay could be faulty? I'd want to check relay wiring circuit for ground?
Your bcm grounds the coil side of headlamp relay in order to energize. I'm not saying bcm has a problem? The bcm receives input from headlamp/dimmer switch telling it the headlamp relay should be grounded. You might check for bcm or communication trouble codes.
i would be a problem with the little depress button on the door or on the door frame, what make the beep stop when key is in ignition and door open. it also make the internal light and the igniton light go so in dark can see key whole, hope this helps, just to note it may be any of the doors faulty depressor thing, they all have them,
Have you checked the roller switch next to the headlamp switch? If it is rolled all the way up, then the lights will stay on all the time. Try rolling the switch back down, you should feel a "click" inside the switch then the lights will shut off. This switch also controls the brightness of you instrument cluster lights. Hope this helps.
Your vehicle is equipped with an "Auto Lamp" system. The headlamps will stay on for as long as 3 minutes depending on how you have the control set. If you are certain that this is not the problem and/or your headlamps will not turn off after 3 minutes, perform these checks:
1. CHECK HEADLAMP SWITCH OPERATION
Ensure that the headlamp switch is off. Disconnect the headlamp switch connectors. If the headlamps go foff, replace the headlamp switch. If the headlamps are still on, go to the next step.
2. CHECK CIRCUIT No. 15
Remove autolamp parking lamp relay from the under hood Power Distribution Center (PDC), near the battery. If the headlamps are off, go to the next step. If the headlamps are still on, repair the short to battery voltage in circuit No. 15 (RED/YELLOW wire).
3. CHECK AUTOLAMP RELAY GROUND CIRCUIT
Remove the autolamp parking light relay from the PDC. Measure the resistance between ground (BATTERY NEGATIVE) and terminal No. 2 (DARK BLUE/ORANGE wire) at the autolamp relay wiring harness connector. If resistance is 5 Ohms or less, continue to the next step. If the resistance is more than 5 Ohms, replace the autolamp relay.
4. CHECK THE LIGHT SENSOR AMPLIFIER
Reconnect all components. Disconnect the light sensor amplifier located in the defroster grille on the top of the dash. If the headlamps are off, replace the light sensor amplifier. If the headlamps are on, repair short to ground in circuit No. 218 (WHITE/PURPLE wire) to the headlamp switch.
It sounds like you are suffering from a bad case of "Killed The Battery" The ignition switch will not turn your headlamps off if you leave the light switch turned on. This is a problem I see all the time with "Auto" headlamps. Most people turn the headlamp switch to "Auto" and leave it there. This is fine. The headlamps will stay on a minute or two after the ignition is turned off then they will shut off automaticly. What happens is that the headlamp switch gets turned to the "On" position and when you get out of the car you expect them to turn off automaticly but they don't....Dead battery! Then there's the case where the headlamp switch itself lies to the body computer (The guy in charge of turning the lights off) about which position it is in...You have no idea that it is doing this...Dead battery!
The radio is most likely inoperative due to the battery going dead. It is probaby waiting for you to enter the security code to unlock it. If you don't know the security code you will have to take it to the dealer to get them to unlock it for you. (The antitheft system thinks you were trying to steal the radio when the power went off) The clock is going to be off because it has to be reset just like the clocks at your house when the power goes out.
you have either the thumb wheel switch beside the headlamp switch is turned all the way up or a sticking door ajar switch.
Does the door ajar light in instrument cluster stay on?
If so then you can shoot some WD-40 into the latches on the side of the doors then open and close them firmly a few times and this will usually unstick them.
I own the same year make and model. The headlights are supposed to stay on for a few minutes if you shut them off after shutting off the engine. This is a safety feature. These are the headlights only. If the lights, side markers and taillights stay on, then the issue is most likely the switch. You will have to pull the switch and disconnect the wiring harness to confirm this. If the lights go out, then the switch is bad.
However, if the lights don't go out, or the headlights never shut off until they drain the battery, you may want to take the car in to get diagnosed. There could be an issue with the body control module or wiring. Most likely, it is the switch as Chrysler uses the cheapest parts for their switches, but I would check it first and not swap parts. All you have to do to check the switch is pull the bezel it sit in out of the dash. The switch is held in with two screws.