Q: Headlights wouldn't turn off / now they won't turn on

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When I turned off the car and he lights I noticed my headlights would not turn off. My friend checked under the hood and unplugged the wires seeming to connect the power lights to a battery. They turned off - which was good cause otherwise it would mean I would need to jumpstart. After they turned off we attempted to restart the car, turn on the lights and everything but the headlights turned on. What should I do?

My car has 240000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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