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Parking light not turning off

Parking lights stopping on when car turned off changed stalk but no joy this in turn draining battery

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Change the headlight switch possibly, hard to say when you never mentioned what year make and model of car it is

Posted on Dec 03, 2012

  • dave martin Dec 03, 2012

    hi sorry forgot to add car is a 53 plate mk4 golf

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    Sean Wright Dec 03, 2012

    a '53 ????

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SOURCE: Brake and Parking lights won't turn off, even in "OFF" position - Drains battery

Get under the dash ad look at your brake pedal lever. You will see a stop light switch that screww into a bracket with a 'button' sticking out of it. if pulling up on the brake pedal (even slightly) solves your problem, then the switch needs adjusting closer to the brake lever. If adjusting does not stop problem then replacement of brake light switch may be required.

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My 2006 Uplander would not shut off the parking lights. I came here for a solution. I saw the answer here, actually the question, and I used the key fob to lock the vehicle. The lights went off. That was a temporary solve. Now, is this a "glitch" or a "feature"?

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Either the switch ,relay or there is a short in the circuitry. Temporarily (until you have it repaired )remove the parking lights relay or negative battery terminal.

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