OK, it seems I need to clear up some things. I believe my car is Canadian although it does have everything in both metric and standard.
I leave my sentinal switch in the OFF position at all times, After I start the car I can turn the sentinal switch on and then off and the headlights will go off.
DAYLIGHT CONDITIONS WITH SENTINAL SWITCH IN OFF POSITION
Remote starter - park lights come on when car starts, when car is put into gear the daytime///driving lights come on.
Key start - no lights on until car is put into gear.
DUSK/EVENING Conditions with SENTINAL In OFF POSITION
Remote starter - Park lights, headlights and fog lights, if fog switch is on, turn on when car starts. When key is put in ignition and turned to on position the radio will turn on.
Key start - All Lights turn on as well as power to radio.
In evening/night conditions with sentinal in OFF position once the car is shut off the lights will remain on for approx. 30 secs then shut off and radio remains on for about 10 - 15 minutes.
Before remote starter was installed the car did same so I know it not a bad remote install. I believe that when the sentinal switch is in OFF position, the headlights, parklights should be OFF regardless of day/dusk/evening conditions. If the sentinal switch is in the ON position the lights shoudl come on and remain ON for a predetermined time after the car is shut off to allow for exit of vehicle in safe manner.
My question was and still is, do I need to replace the headlight switch or is this normal operation. IF YOU HAVE SENTINAL SWITCH ON YOUR VEHICLE and you start your car with sentinal in OFF position in daylight conditions, do your headlights/parklights come on when you start your car (KEY OR REMOTE START if u have), or do they just come on when you put car in gear. If lights come on then I have normal operation, BUT if your lights don't come on till you put in gear than I need to replace switch. IF you start vehicle in dusk/evening conditions with sentinal in off position and lights remain off until put into gear, my switch is bad.
I don't mean to sound sarcastic but it really is simple question I think.
I appreciate all your help. I hope I have
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it out in simple enough terms.