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Parking sensor causing false beeps
Is the sensor totally pushed in and hanging by the wires or pushed in a little? Either way you have to determine which parts are damaged: the sensor itself, the bezel for it or the bumper. The sensor and bezel...
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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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Lights not working
Hi. In some vehicles, all these lights are controlled by the dimmer switch. The switch may be part of your headlight switch, or it can just be attached to the headlamp switch. This is something that requires electrical wiring diagrams...
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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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Parking light & headlight positions don't work
There is a 15A fuse for the front parking light function in the fuse box under the dash. The turn signals are on a separate circuit so this is why they might still be operational when the parking lights are...
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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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dashboard and parking lights not coming on
The problem is more than likely the switch for the headlamps. Start with checking the fuses, if okay, the switch will probably need to be replaced. I recommend having a trained technician such as one from fromYourMechanic inspect your electrical...
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Low beams not working
If the headlamp connector is plugged into the new unit, everything should work as designed. Looking at the wiring diagram for your vehicle, I see that the right hand and left hand low beams use separate fuses, so a blown...
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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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Body repair
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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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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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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