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Monday, October 28, 2013

lights are coming on at night when the car is parked and engine shut off

I have a 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette. My lights are coming on at night when the car is parked and engine shut off.

I've noticed this a few times. Today, my battery is dead as I guessed it would be. The dead battery seems to happen when I spend more than 2 days without driving it. I last drove it Friday evening. About to call AAA for a jump, then drive it around a while.

It has the lights that have a sensor on the dash that senses when it's dark, but they're only supposed to come on when the engine is running.

I don't know how often this is happening. Occasionally when I've noticed it I've tried using the fob to arm and disarm the alarm. This will shut the lights for a few, then they come back on.

I'm starting to think I should maybe shine an LED light on the sensor at night when parked.


Any ideas?

2 comments:

  1. Another option, and it's an easy one, is to put the DRLs out of their misery by removing the blue 10A DRL fuse from the passenger-side instrument panel fuse box

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