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Parking lights will not turn off killing battrie,when i step on brakes they get brighter

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Must have a short somewhere , as a emergency fix and to stop your battery getting ruined take out the fuse that relates to the parking lights,then get an auto electrician to check out the problem as electrical problems can be a nightmare so go straight to a professional as will save you time and money in the long run

Posted on May 10, 2014

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    John Petty May 12, 2014

    Thanks the short was in the rear wiring for toeing lites

  • steve May 12, 2014

    glad that you have resolved the problem , anything further feel free to ask



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