On my 2000 Ford Windstar the parking lights (front and back) stay on even when the car is off. The car was left out in the cold for a week while I was on vacation and I have checked all the fuses, they are all still good. Please help.
The vehicle is most likely posessed. you may want to try taking it to a witch doctor and having an excorcism performed. If that doesnt fix it, try checking / replacing the relay switches for brakes, headlamps etc.
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Is it just the headlights or is it all the exterior lights? Parking lights too. Here is the wiring diagram for auto lamps if that is what you have. This can point you in the right direction if you know your way around a diagram. Also, here is a trouble shooting guide to rule out your light switch itself, if you know how to use a multimeter. I hope this helps you. Always be careful when testing on a car. It is only twelve Volts but can really pack a punch and things fry if you don't do it right. When testing the switch, remove it from the vehicle.
The parking lights staying on and the left turn signal not working may not be related, the turn signal is probably a burned out bulb, turn on the left signal and see if all the bulbs light up if not replace the burnt one, if they all light, the turn signal flasher may be at fault ( it can work with one side and not the other), as far as the parking lights staying on, check the door "pin" switch that controls the interior lights (are the interior lights staying on too?), since the chimes are staying on even with the keys on , I would suspect the door pin switch, probably the drivers side. I believe there may be a timer on the parking lights that turn them off after several seconds after the door is closed, this may be at fault if not the pin switch. newer cars and trucks also leave the reverse lights on for a while after the door is closed.
park relay may be shorted. find relay in engine compartment relay box. Pull relay out--lights should go out. Put back in, does relay click? If no and lights come on again, replace relay.
If relay clicks, suspect your headlight switch is shorted. let me know if you have questions.
Are you sure they aren't the stoplights (brake lights)? There should be a stoplight switch connected to the brake pedal and replacing it would correct the problem. If it is the tail and parking lights, you must need a new switch that controls them.
64 year old car guy.
190e light switch turned counter clockwise all the way to the left is for left front and rear parking light.turn switch clockwise 1 position and the right parking and tail light will be on,turn 1 more position clockwise and all lights will be off. if lights continue to be on replace light switch