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Old 08-07-2002, 10:19 PM
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Unhappy Parking lights will not go out! 84 300TD

All right. so I had the infamous steering lock failure and had to pull the dash, drill out the pin and replace the ignition assembly. Everything works great, however my standing/parking lights (the bottom reds in back, the sides in front)won't turn off until I pull the Battery cable?! Now while I did have to remove the lighting switch from the dash, I did not mess with it or pull it apart. I suspect that this is an unrelated problem (to the ignition thing), but does anyone have enough electrical knowledge to help troubleshoot this with me?
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Old 08-08-2002, 10:30 AM
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I don't understand why you removed the light switch, but the only guess I can make is you may not have installed the switch in it's original position, and you are now rotating it to the clearance light position. I know you've had the car along time,but start the car and see if the parking lights go off. Have you checked with Art at Auto Point Motor?

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Old 08-08-2002, 11:28 AM
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I removed the switch from the dash only, to remove the dash. The switch has its cover knob and a lock nut undrneath holding it to the dash. The switch also a keyway which fits precisly into the dash so that one cannot misalighn it. The standing lights are on even with the engine started.
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Old 08-08-2002, 01:12 PM
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Light switch

Had a problem simular to this with a Mazda,
Ended up being a bad switch.
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