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Interior lights don't work when doors are opened
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300D. Typically there are a couple of different options in the interior light switches. There is usually an option to turn them on manually, or to have them come on...
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Interior and parking lights stay on after car has been turned off - 1978 Buick Electra
Hello. If these lights will not turn off then it is usually in the light switch. This switch can fail internally and cause this. It can also be the ignition switch, but most of the time you will also have...
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Smoke from the dashboard, parking lights won't turn off
Hello. It sounds like there is a short in the wiring harness of the car. If the wiring comes into contact with other wiring, this may cause a short and smoke from the dashboard. This sometimes happens due to old...
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Parking lights won't turn off - 2000 Dodge Ram 2500
Hello. There could be a problem with the wiring of the electronic brake or the wiring for the trailer. Another possibility is that the headlight switch or its wiring going bad as well. The wiring to the electronic brake, trailer,...
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When parking lights activate, left turn signal independently stays on
Hello there, thank you for asking about your car. If the turn signal stays solid on the dash instead of blinking, that typically indicates a failed bulb. If the bulb is not the issue, check the connector at the turn...
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If you say there is no harm done to your lights then I wouldn't repair or replace anything. It is your call as the owner if you want to have your bumper replaced though. If you are beginning to experience...
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When I turn on the vehicle, my parking lights flash repeatedly. When I turn the headlight switch on, they stop flashing.
Hello there, you have several different issues going on with your 2003 Dodge Durango. The most likely cause for the multiple and erratic electrical issues is a shorted wiring harness, these will effect multiple systems and cause this type of...
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I have a 99 Yukon when I put it in reverse it goes forward. It has only done it twice
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Make sure the linkage on the side of trans moves along with the shifter cable as the cable moves. If that's okay, then drop pan and check the linkage to manual valve...
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I am having a timing chain issue.
Hi there. Check the throttle position sensor for if its plugged in from when the timing chains were replaced. Also look at the harness and make sure that all of the sensors are plugged in. The idle air control valve...
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Parking lights are not working - 2009 Chevrolet Impala
The park, tail, license and marker lamps are turned on when the headlamp switch is turned on, or anytime the automatic light control turns the headlamps on. In either of these scenarios, the body control module (BCM) applies ground to...
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All lights are working except my tail lights. What's the problem?
The front and rear parking lights are on the same circuit, so first, check to see if the front parking lights are working. If the parking lights are not working with the headlight switch in the on position, then locate...
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2009 HHR left turn signal on constantly. I disconnected the battery and reconnected but it's still on.
Hi there. Check the turn signal switch on the steering column. If the blinker is staying on and not shutting off, then the blinker switch is stuck on. You could remove the switch from the steering column and take it...
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Lost power to headlight and parking lights. No power to starter or horn.
Hi there. Diagnosing an electrical issue like this can be very time consuming and frustrating. However, it's always best to start with the basics like checking fuses, the main electrical relay, and grounding issues. If you need some assistance pinpointing...
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I installed a aftermarket radio and the tail lights or dash lights don't turn on. Where does the orange (illumination) wire connect to?
Hi there. Trace all of the wires back to their source. Then check to see what each wire operates. If you are trying to make the radio lights come on with the parking lights, then tie the radio lights into...
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Electrical problems with my lights.
Hi there. The console lights and the tail lights are on the same circuit for your vehicle. Check the fuse box for a blown fuse. If there is no blown fuses, then check the wiring in the cab and see...
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My ABS and parking lights are staying on
Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...
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Parking brake dash light doesn't come on when using the actual parking brake so I failed inspection. I don't know if it's the bulb or parking brake.
Hello. The dash light not illuminating when the brake is applied is very likely a wiring issue. If you are knowledgeable with a voltmeter, you can pull a wiring diagram of the circuit and trace the issue. This is done...
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No parking light bulbs, the good fuses blew. Removed all of the parking bulbs and replaced the fuses. The fuse didn't blow till a bulb is plugged in.
Hello. You likely have a short somewhere in the circuit. This may be related to other light circuits, a terminal or connection, or by a damaged wire. You can start by performing a visual inspection. A rule of thumb is...
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Replacing standard manual mirrors with folding tow mirrors.
Hi there. You would need to install the switch to allow the mirrors to fold out. Plus you will also need to install a switch for the heaters in the mirrors. For the lights that are to work in the...
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One of my front side lights won't turn on.
The front lights will have a dual filament light bulb that will use the same bulb for the running lights and for the turn signal light. If you notice the parking (running ) light does not work in one front...

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