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The headlight lights and my interior lights on my 1999 olds alero will not go off even though the ignition has been turned off and the key removed. It is also beeping really fast when I open the door

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  • greenbat362 Jul 04, 2010

    Turning the dimmer switch got my interior lights to go off. But my headlights still are on. Its beeping as though my keys are in the ignition. Could the problem be with that?

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Hi. you have a short in your car. go to any autoelectric repair shop where they have the diagnostic tools necessary to isolate the problem and fix it. J.

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Check the thumb wheel dimmer switch the next time the lights stay on too long. Spinning it off and on may turn it off. If so replace that switch. If that doesn't help have the BCM check out for that controls the lighting

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    frank thomas wilson Jul 04, 2010

    Let me know if one or the other is the problem on your car

    I like to know for if its anything else it will be a loose wire or connection in the dash

  • greenbat362 Jul 04, 2010

    Turning the dimmer switch got my interior light to go off. But the headlights remain on. When I open the door it beeps really fast like its telling me the keys are in the ignition when they are not.

  • frank thomas wilson
    frank thomas wilson Jul 04, 2010

    Replace the headlight switch then

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