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My automatic headlights function on my 2002 Chevrolet Venture suddenly doesn't work along with the running lights being completely out (the turn signals still work. And now I get a warning tone, like when you leave your keys in the ignition when the key is turned but the engine isn't on. But it only starts "bong-bong-bonging" once I've pulled the keys from the ignition. I've checked the manual and can't find any troubleshooting help.

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  • cdesarnold Jul 09, 2010

    Yes, but I want to make sure that I understand it completely. Please reply to my second post. Thank you!



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In the car its indicating you that there is something short.Its your head light switch or the wirings of the headlight switch that is causing the short.And that short is actually draining your car battery slowly --- slowly.So this warning light is indicating you about this fault.Get the headlight fuse,headlight switch the wires from head light.And also the dimmer switch and its connections under the dash. Get the faulty part can also get it checked by meter or continuity tester to locate the exact faulty part. it will show exact 12 volts.If the batter is in-case low on charge the voltage may differ.If that is the case get the battery volt checked .if its less then 12 volt get the battery charged then check the connections. Thanks. Keep updated for any more query. You can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

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  • cdesarnold Jul 07, 2010

    Ok, great, just so I got it straight: when I take it to the shop I ask the technician to change/fix the headlight fuse, the headlight switch and the headlight wiring under the dash? And that should fix the headlights so that they will go on at dusk automatically as well as fix the non-working running lights? Do I also ask them to check the battery power? One more question: I'm taking it back to the shop where I just had them put freon in the A/C unit (it has a slow, slow leak). While it was there, they replaced a burned out turn signal light. The headlight/running light problem happened right after that service: could the auto shop have bumped something that would have caused these new problems? Or do you think these two things are unrelated?

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    raj somaiya Jul 09, 2010

    no not related.If they are related then problem would occur directly.As its the short circuit due to which are related if its short then it will directly happen it will not wait and work properly for some time then get short.-------------------------
    And yes get the headlight switch,fuse and assembly checked and replaced.also get the dimmer switch checked etc etc.---------------
    Thanks for the appreciation.



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