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My headlights stay on even when key removed but the turn signals still work

The only way i can turn them off is pull the battery cable

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There is small switch in Ignition lock which gets pressed when you insert the key and comes to normal position when you take out the key from lock

This switch is stuck which is causing the problem.

It is normally a white color plastic switch attached to lock and connected with a wire.

Check that

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You might have a bad ignition switch. Do the other accessory power features stay on too? Eg .... Radio, blower fan... Do the turn signals still operate when key is removed? But a bad multifunction switch (turn signal, headlight switch) coukd also be bad.

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    Derek Garrison Dec 11, 2014

    turn signal works properly, no other power features stay on just the head lights



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