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Headlights come on when I start the car,can't turn

I have a 1996 Oldsmoble Achieva,the headlights come on when I start the car,they run during daylight hrs and can;t find where to turn them off

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Could it be daytime running lights??? then there is no shut off

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How to Replace a Headlight Bulb
(DIY Complexity: Easy / Time: 0.9 hour)

Parts:
1. Headlight Bulb

Tools:
1. Screwdriver
2. 1/4 in. Drive Ratchet
3. Socket Set

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HIGH PERFORMANCE HALOGEN HEADLIGHT BULB -- Low 45/high 65 watts, Dual C-8 filament for both high beam and low beam; 100 percent legal halogen headlight bulbs; Features the whitest and brightest light color similar to daylight for safer night driving; Meets all US FMVSS 108 and Canadian CMVSS 108 requirements.

Steps:
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o Tip: Most headlight assemblies have a place in the rear to gain access to the headlight bulb.
o Tip: It is recommended that headlight bulbs are replaced in pairs.
o Tip: Always make sure the struts on the hood can fully support the weight of the hood so that it does not close on you while working. The use of a hood prop can securely hold it in place.
o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.

Step 2 Gain access to headlight bulb.
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Step 3 Disconnect the wiring harness and replace the old headlight bulb with a new one.

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Remove the retaining ring from the base of the bulb, then...


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...turn the bulb and remove it from the headlight assembly.

Step 4 Turn on the headlights and check high and low beams to verify repairs.


Hope this help (remember comment and rated this).

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My 97 oldsmoble starts then dies then the security light comes on and car wont start after about3 hours or so it starts up


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1996 Oldsmobile Achieva: Security light flashes upon startup


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Turn the key in the ignition to ON.
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Turn the key to OFF
Wait 5 seconds.
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Wait for exactly 10 minutes.
Turn the key to OFF
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Turn the key in the ignition to ON.
Wait for exactly 10 minutes.
Turn the ignition OFF.

Start the car normally.
It has relearnt the keycode and you're good to go.
NOTICE - it takes 30 minutes to relearn, that's THREE cycles of ON - 10 minutes - OFF.

Good luck.

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