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Q: I thought I had a bad starter turns out that it was a bad battery I installed a new battery and I could not turn the lights off,

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I thought I had a bad starter turns out it was a bad battery I installed a new battery and all my lights came on and I could not turn them off headlights brake lights this is my question

My car has 182000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. If the lights are staying on then you more than likely have a bad combination switch. The switch fails internally and causes this. It can also be a relay that is staying on, but that is not as common. I would typically use a voltage meter to test the circuits to make sure that the switch is bad. If you are planning on having this fixed, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose this.

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