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Parking lights come on and stay on intermittently when the car is off and no keys are in the ignition

Lately I have had a couple of instance where the parking lights come on and stay on when the car is off. This first happened to my wife about 8 months ago, she went out to go to work and the battery was dead. Obviously I blamed her for leaving the lights on, big mistake, I'm still not living that one down.

I noticed that when this occurs, which is not all the time, a buzzing sound was comming from under the dash. After investigating this I found that there are 2 plastic enclosures just above the steering column that contain circuit boards. the one on the right has four small contactors, one of which buzzes and while it does this the security indicator on the dash is on and the parking lights are on. There are two conectors going into this circuit board, if I unplug either one the buzzing stops but the headlights dont work.

Any thoughts?

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  • gizmo555 Jul 27, 2008

    Middle of night and same lights turn on and off. Only taking battey out stops it???

  • steve-o77 Aug 19, 2008

    i replaced the turn signal switch and both of those circuit boards you are talking about under the dash still having the problem. my next step is to trace the wires and look for a spliced wire....

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    I have a 1998 Olds Aurora with the identical symptoms.

  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    lights come intermittenly when the car is off. Result dead battery!!

  • d2nice01 Oct 11, 2008

    D2nice01 I have a 1998 Aurora and I am have the same identical problem. My have just start this with the park light staying on.

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MSchmdt1702 I just fix this problem. I had to replace the switch that the turn signal handle plugs into. The switch cost about 450 from the dealer. I'm sorry I can not remember what the exact name of the part. If I find it I will post it

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