Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Cruise control and taillights stay on

asked by on

My cruise control and taillights stay on.

The only thing that can cause this is a short switch in the combination switch for the lights. The system would need to be check for shorts. This is not a common problem. I recommend you have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic inspect your vehicle’s lights to determine what repairs are needed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What does the cruise control light mean?

The cruise control light is located on your instrument panel, and monitors the status of the cruise control system. When the cruise control light is illuminated white, then the system is set but not yet active. When the cruise control...

Q: Check Engine Light is on - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Anytime a code is stored, it will stay stored and the Check Engine Light will stay on until the ECM memory is cleared. If the problem is fixed, then the light and code should not come back. Many times a...

Q: I have multiple codes and I need to know what all needs to be done to fix

Hello there. Each of these trouble codes are related to different components. The P0300 code indicates a random engine misfiring problem, which could be an ignition system or fuel system component that is not properly working. The P0720 OBD-II code...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...