Parking light staying on

Truebird sc

SCCoA Member
I have a 90 sc I purchased from an original owner and the car parking lights don’t turn off . Even with the car off they still stay on killing the battery . Anyone ever had any issues like this ?
 

35th

Registered User
I would start with the headlight switch move it gently in and out and see if you get flickering lights could be the contacts inside are bad and I'd imagine that it wouldn't be expensive or difficult to change just so you know the key on or off won't change if the lights turn on or off (maybe if you have the auto lights but otherwise no)
 

DOUG H

SCCoA Member
Or just unplug the switch & see if they turn off.

Does it have a aftermarket alarm or remote start?
Sometimes they are spliced into the parking light circuit
to flash during activation/deactivation.
 

35th

Registered User
Good call Doug I would do what he said unplug and see if that turns them off if so you know something in the switch is maintaining the circuit
 

Truebird sc

SCCoA Member
Figured out the problem. Previous owner had some undercarriage lights on the car and they wired it to 10amp fuse . I took the wire out and reinstall the fuse . Good to go . Not sure if it was grounding the switch
 

DOUG H

SCCoA Member
Thanks for the update. Always frustrating working on 30 year old stuff that has been through multiple owners &/or mechanics & having
no idea what they've touched.
 

35th

Registered User
Yeah mines been a ton of wtf did they do this for moments I'm quite certain 2 lab monkeys worked on mine before I got it
 
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