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L200 2001 hot headlight switch and stalk, brake lights out, turn signals out, and transmission lockout

Have had prior, intermittent problems with right rear tail lamp/brake light socket seating

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SOURCE: 2002 saturn l series has know brake lights or tail lights

this problem is caused by a defective headlight switch which is part of the turn signal switch. see photo.0d64bb1.jpg

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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SOURCE: tail lights and brake lights not working with headlights on

We had the same problem with ours, that is a Saturn recall items. Check with your Saturn dealer to see if it is still in effect. It use to make our headlight switch get hot. I think it was a poor ground in the taillight housing, I use to wiggle the bulb plug-ins and that helped for a while, but after the recall was fixed it never did it again.

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SOURCE: When I turn on headlights, dash lights and tail lights turn off

I have a 2002 Saturn SC2 that had a similar problem. The solution was replacing a burnt out fuse.

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I have not heard of an identical problem. There are several ways to go to attempt a repair. If it were me, I woud first look at a control or area which has both controls for the wipers and controls for the lights.

There is but one choice. If your car has "stalk" controls on the turn signals, intergrated with wiper controls and lights, all are in the stalk control assembly. Plastic and metal have different expansion rates. It is possible for the closely packed contact points to shift and short circuit.

Now for instance on other Brands, wiper controls randomly turn on when a turn signal is activated. Sometimes hitting a bump will make wipers go on without using a turn signal. That is a more common problem. But it illustrates that this does happen.

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What is vague is which lights are flashing? Is it turn signals, the high beam? as those are functions in the turn stalk. But dashlights are not.

Now another device that makes lights flash, but not the wipers, is the Antitheft. Look at your wiring diagrams to see how this is wired.

Although it may sound weird, have a complete battery and charging system analysis, free at big autoparts stores like Autozone. You just can't imagine the strange problems that arise from shorted batteries.

Worthy of mention are the Relays in the powerboxes. The Powerbox layouts are also available from the sites I mentioned. It is less likely because the physical separation between Relays is much greater than in the turn signal stalk where everything is compressed.

I hope my solutions are helpful.

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Try that out - hit the hazard button and see if the hazards work. Pull back on the stalk and see if the high beams come on (they should - toggling like that uses a circuit that is separate from the usual headlight circuits).

Post back up with the results of these checks:

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Let me know what you find out and I'll be able to tell you more definitely.

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