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Old 07-22-2007, 12:36 PM   #1
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Hello All, Last night I went to turn off my 2003 SLE. After turning off the ignition and pulling the key out, I noticed the running lights and dash lights are not turning off. The only way I can actually get them to turn off is to either 1). Disconnect the battery 2). Remove the 2 fuses to shut of the Right and Left Running Lights.. Fuse box under rear seat fuses (10,13) and remove the 1 fuse for the ignition to shut off the dash lights, fuse box under rear seat fuse (29)


The only thing that has been done to this car recently is new tires. About 2 days ago. When I was driving home last night, the driver command center warned me to "Check the Tire Pressure" I checked and reset the system figuring the shop probably did not. Then when I got home I had the above described issue.

If anybody can give me something to start to check, before I have to go spend a bunch of money at the shop, I would be greatful..

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Just an update. I only need to remove the ignition fuse. Fuse(29) in the fuse box under the rear seat. This will take care of the running lights and dash lights. But as soon as I plug that fuse back in both lights come back on... Help.. Please...
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This was at night? Is the same thing happening in daylight? Did they perhaps fiddle with the delay turn off for the lights on the dash, and that'* what is keeping them on?
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I check all that stuff, and no luck.. But to answer your question, yes it happened at night and is still happening even during the day. I think if the shop fiddled with the wrong thing it would have happned on Wednesday when I had the tires put on...
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Also, if I remember right now... the delay is for the dome lights, which are working like they should. They do delay and they shutoff. But the dash and running lights stay on
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What happens if you pull the DRL relay under the hood? The delay in the small panel to the left of the steering column is for how long the headlights stay on after you turn off the car.
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Do you now where the DRL is located? I don't have a Haynes manual for this car yet..
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In the underhood fuse box. Relay 30

Edit - and to be sure we're speaking of the same thing, it is the daytime running lights (low intensity high beams) that are staying on?
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Now this may sound like a stupid question, but I have never pulled those out. Do they just pull up like one of the fuses, or do you need a special tool?
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You'll have to wiggle them back and forth a bit, but they just pull out.
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