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Lights come back on randomly after being turned off by removing ignition key and opening passenger door

Issue is that under normal operation if I have headlights on and I take out the ignition key and open drivers door that the headlights will go off, even though headlight switch is still on. Since the last few months, is that I take out ignition key and open the door the headlights do go off.....but...hours sometimes up to a day later the headlights turn on and drain my battery. Really annoying especially as intermittent problem. Any ideas ? Faulty relay ?

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more than likely one of these is bad: 1. GAUGE Fuse (I/P J/B No.1)
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The generic electronic module (GEM) is equipped on four-wheel drive vehicles with power windows. The central timer module (CTM) is equipped only on two-wheel drive vehicles without power windows.
NOTE: GEM/CTM diagnostics are compatible with New Generation STAR (NGS) Tester.
The GEM/CTM incorporates the functions of several different modules into one, and offers diagnostics to easily locate and repair concerns affecting the subsystems that it controls.
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