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Tail lights and dash lights wont turn off

Changed the auto headlight switch, still wont turn off unless i pull the fuse.

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  • lisa wells Dec 06, 2012

    it is a 2003 saturn l200.

  • lisa wells Dec 07, 2012

    the fuse that i have 2 pull to turn the tail lights, dash lights, and parking lights off if for the parking lights. ive pulled every fuse and relay under my hood 2 see if a relay was bad but the only one that turned them off was the parking light fuse.

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Dec 07, 2012

    did you replace the the headlight switch

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Dec 07, 2012

    am going to pull out a wire diagram ad trace the wires. give me a second

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Dec 07, 2012

    I have found your problem .it is the BCM which t our body control module it located under the dash. the bad thing is it has to be regrammed,but you can do that

  • lisa wells Dec 07, 2012

    yes i did replace the headlight switch. how do i reprogram the bcm?

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Dec 07, 2012

    the BCM is bad it needs to be replaced and the new or used one needs to be reprogrammed.this is the link to my garage I am on facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/TedsRepairs .

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Is it the fuse the headlights or lights

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SOURCE: Tail lights won't work when headlights are on.

head light switch is bad

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I have had this happen and it is rare, but I have had a filiment burn out in a two filment buld and short to the other filiment. It does happen and I think this might be your problem, the only way to find it is a visual inspection of each bulb. I am sure many people will think this is crazy, but I have had the exact same problem, I had the schematics, tested the circuits,etc. and them by accident found a stop/blinker 1157 bulb that had done this exact thing. I hope this helps you, check the bulbs in your headlights also.

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SOURCE: headlights work but dash and tail lights dnt

look for the relay for the parking light

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SOURCE: 98 jeep wrangler headlights wont turn on

I would check your headlight relay switch that is located in your steering colum

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SOURCE: i have a 95 pontiac bonneville ssei and the tail

you have a dead short in the wiring harness. Easiest way to diagnose is remove tail/parking bulbs and systematically replace them one at a time. When you replace them, not buy new ones just unplug them, your problem circuit will be when the lamps go dim. That's your short.

Let me know how it goes!

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