2001 Elantra Parking Lights stay on

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by jrpoisson, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. jrpoisson

    jrpoisson Guest

    ~30000 mile 2001 Elantra

    I noticed this evening that my parking lights and dash lights are on.
    The car has been sitting in my garage since Friday night. When I saw
    the parking lights on I tried to start the car and it started right up
    (no issues).

    I noticed Phil posted the same issue 3 years ago but I didn't see any
    solution or couse. Anyone know what I could look at or what may be
    causing the issue?
    jrpoisson, Apr 16, 2007
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  2. jrpoisson

    hyundaitech Guest

    It's possible the light switch is shorted.

    I think I've also seen one car where there was a wire shorted to the metal
    panel behind the lower left dash, grounding the parking lamp relay.
    hyundaitech, Apr 17, 2007
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  3. jrpoisson

    jrpoisson Guest

    I appreciate the response.

    If either of these are the case and not being a very handy car guy,
    any idea what this will cost me to get fixed?
    jrpoisson, Apr 17, 2007
  4. jrpoisson

    hyundaitech Guest

    Probably looking at $200 to $300 for the switch (rough estimate). If it's
    a wiring issue, it'll depend on how long it takes to locate the problem.
    hyundaitech, Apr 17, 2007
  5. jrpoisson

    Ned Hamilton Guest

    Here's a wild hunch:
    My new Sonata 2007 parking lights stayed on the other day because of the following sequence:

    I always leave my lights on all the time but not in the auto mode (which responds to daylight).
    I turned off ignition but forgot to take keys out of car. A few hours later I noticed the lights were still on so I entered thru
    the passenger door and removed the key.
    An hour later the lights were still on. If this had happened and I removed the key from dirver's door the lights will go off.

    Normally when I leave lights switch on, when I turn off ignition, remove key and exit, the lights go off in a few seconds.
    Ned Hamilton, Apr 17, 2007
  6. jrpoisson

    hyundaitech Guest

    For those that may not have caught the reasoning, Ned's lamps stayed on
    because he removed the key from the ignition but failed to open the
    driver's door.
    hyundaitech, Apr 17, 2007
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