Question about 1998 Chevrolet Lumina
I have a 98 Lumina. When you shut the ignition off, the front marker lights, tail lights, and interior chimes stay on, even with the key out. This does not always happen, but it has happened three times in the last 2 weeks. The only way to get them off is to disconnect the battery. ( I try turning the light switch back and forth, turning the ignition on and off, key in and out of ignition, opening and closing the door, etc.) If the car sits for a while with the battery disconnected, I can re-connect the battery and everything will be back to normal for a few days untill it does it again. It does it with or without the DRL fuse in it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated ! Thanks, John
Do you have a trailer hitch on the lumina. If so look for bare wires causing the problem. I had the same problem with my work truck and found bare wires on the plug which was touching the hitch.
Posted on Jan 12, 2010
I have the same problem but no one seems to know why. If you find out can you let me know and I will do the same.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The marker lamps
The tail lamps
The license lamp
The front marker lamps are grounded through the turn filament of the respective front park/turn lamp. The front marker lamps light as a result.
The automatic lamp control function turns on the park lamps and the headlamps. This action occurs when the ambient light sensor determines that the exterior lamps should be turned ON based on the amount of available light. When the BCM grounds the park lamp relay, voltage is supplied directly to the park lamps, bypassing the turn/headlamp switch assembly. When this action occurs, the following conditions exist:
The automatic lamp control relay is grounded.
The headlamps turn ON. Refer to Headlights/Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Circuit Description .
The lamps turn OFF when the BCM does not ground the park lamp relay or the automatic lamp control relay. This action is caused by the following conditions:
The available light reaches a predetermined level.
The ignition switch is turned to the OFF position
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