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Old 07-03-2005, 17:05   #1 (permalink)
Sic
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Headlights Stay on. 99 Explorer

Hey Everyone,

I have a 99 Explorer Sport and starting today, the front headlights won't
turn off when vehicle is shut off. I've checked to make sure the lights are
turned off from the switch, interior lights are off, fog lights off and the
switch light on the rear view mirror is also set to off. My vehicle is
turned off, however only the front headlights stay on...I've disconnected
the battery and reconnected it, the lights still come on.....anyone have any
ideas of what this could be???

Thanks again.


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Old 07-05-2005, 12:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Headlights Stay on. 99 Explorer



Sic wrote:
> Hey Everyone,
>
> I have a 99 Explorer Sport and starting today, the front headlights won't
> turn off when vehicle is shut off. I've checked to make sure the lights are
> turned off from the switch, interior lights are off, fog lights off and the
> switch light on the rear view mirror is also set to off. My vehicle is
> turned off, however only the front headlights stay on...I've disconnected
> the battery and reconnected it, the lights still come on.....anyone have any
> ideas of what this could be???
>
> Thanks again.


Could be a bad headlight relay. It could also be a bad multi-function
switch --located in the steering column. Swap relays around first.

HTH,
Mark

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Old 07-06-2005, 19:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Headlights Stay on. 99 Explorer


Got daytime running lights? Locate and pull the fuse (under the hood). If the
lights go out, replace the DRL module.

>>Hey Everyone,
>>
>>I have a 99 Explorer Sport and starting today, the front headlights won't
>>turn off when vehicle is shut off. I've checked to make sure the lights are
>>turned off from the switch, interior lights are off, fog lights off and the
>>switch light on the rear view mirror is also set to off. My vehicle is
>>turned off, however only the front headlights stay on...I've disconnected
>>the battery and reconnected it, the lights still come on.....anyone have any
>>ideas of what this could be???
>>
>>Thanks again.
>>


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Old 07-15-2005, 22:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Headlights Stay on. 99 Explorer

i had the same problem then i found out that my car had day time running
lights. there is a switch on the rear view mirror, says auto something.
(not in my car right now) make sure that this switch is all the way to the
left. In the owners manuel there should be a section on this.

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Old 07-16-2005, 01:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Headlights Stay on. 99 Explorer

Daytime running lights or DRL are not controlled by any switch on the
rearview mirror, they are entirely controlled by a DRL control module.

That switch on the mirror for some other headlight control system.


On Fri, 15 Jul 2005 23:35:05 -0400, "Sactokid" <zdouma@sbcglobal.net>
wrote:

>i had the same problem then i found out that my car had day time running
>lights. there is a switch on the rear view mirror, says auto something.
>(not in my car right now) make sure that this switch is all the way to the
>left. In the owners manuel there should be a section on this.


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Old 07-16-2005, 07:02   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Headlights Stay on. 99 Explorer

The switch on the mirror is for the automatic on/off headlights.

On Sat, 16 Jul 2005 06:14:58 GMT, Fred 2 <Fred_2@anon.com> wrote:

>Daytime running lights or DRL are not controlled by any switch on the
>rearview mirror, they are entirely controlled by a DRL control module.
>
>That switch on the mirror for some other headlight control system.
>
>
>On Fri, 15 Jul 2005 23:35:05 -0400, "Sactokid" <zdouma@sbcglobal.net>
>wrote:
>
>>i had the same problem then i found out that my car had day time running
>>lights. there is a switch on the rear view mirror, says auto something.
>>(not in my car right now) make sure that this switch is all the way to the
>>left. In the owners manuel there should be a section on this.


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Old 07-17-2005, 10:02   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Headlights Stay on. 99 Explorer

What headlamp relay?

"Mark Sparge" <markcronk@cox.net> wrote in message
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>
>
> Sic wrote:
> > Hey Everyone,
> >
> > I have a 99 Explorer Sport and starting today, the front headlights

won't
> > turn off when vehicle is shut off. I've checked to make sure the lights

are
> > turned off from the switch, interior lights are off, fog lights off and

the
> > switch light on the rear view mirror is also set to off. My vehicle is
> > turned off, however only the front headlights stay on...I've

disconnected
> > the battery and reconnected it, the lights still come on.....anyone have

any
> > ideas of what this could be???
> >
> > Thanks again.

>
> Could be a bad headlight relay. It could also be a bad multi-function
> switch --located in the steering column. Swap relays around first.
>
> HTH,
> Mark
>



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Old 07-17-2005, 17:02   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Headlights Stay on. 99 Explorer

Thanks everyone. Indeed it was the DRL module. Replaced module and lights
now shut off.

Thanks again for all your help!!!


<budman@suckeggs.ca> wrote in message
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>
> Got daytime running lights? Locate and pull the fuse (under the hood).

If the
> lights go out, replace the DRL module.
>
> >>Hey Everyone,
> >>
> >>I have a 99 Explorer Sport and starting today, the front headlights

won't
> >>turn off when vehicle is shut off. I've checked to make sure the lights

are
> >>turned off from the switch, interior lights are off, fog lights off and

the
> >>switch light on the rear view mirror is also set to off. My vehicle is
> >>turned off, however only the front headlights stay on...I've

disconnected
> >>the battery and reconnected it, the lights still come on.....anyone have

any
> >>ideas of what this could be???
> >>
> >>Thanks again.
> >>

>



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Old 07-17-2005, 17:02   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Headlights Stay on. 99 Explorer

Thank everyone. Indeed it was the DRL module. Replaced module and lights
now shut off.

Thanks again for all your help!!

"Sic" <Sico0001@netscape.net> wrote in message
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> Hey Everyone,
>
> I have a 99 Explorer Sport and starting today, the front headlights won't
> turn off when vehicle is shut off. I've checked to make sure the lights

are
> turned off from the switch, interior lights are off, fog lights off and

the
> switch light on the rear view mirror is also set to off. My vehicle is
> turned off, however only the front headlights stay on...I've disconnected
> the battery and reconnected it, the lights still come on.....anyone have

any
> ideas of what this could be???
>
> Thanks again.
>
>



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Old 07-30-2005, 18:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Headlights Stay on. 99 Explorer


Sic wrote:
> Hey Everyone,
>
> I have a 99 Explorer Sport and starting today, the front headlights won't
> turn off when vehicle is shut off. I've checked to make sure the lights are
> turned off from the switch, interior lights are off, fog lights off and the
> switch light on the rear view mirror is also set to off. My vehicle is
> turned off, however only the front headlights stay on...I've disconnected
> the battery and reconnected it, the lights still come on.....anyone have any
> ideas of what this could be???
>
> Thanks again.


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