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#1 Old 01-13-2010, 08:52 AM
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I have 2007 Sonata GLS and have noticed on several (at least 6) occassions that the parking lights (front turn signal lamps and tail lights) as well as the instrument lights will stay on after turning off the car, removing key and locking it. Usually I flip the switch a few times and they'll go off and stay off. Today wasn't so easy. I'm guessing it's the switch but wanted to know if this is isolated case or more common before I take to Hyundai. The problem can't be "duplicated" when you want it to happen. Usually it's on colder mornings when coming to work.
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This has happened on other Units. Did you get the Brake light Stop Switch replaced?
http://www.autorecalls.us/aut-03/recalls/2...nata/index.html
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I had a similar anomaly after replacing my battery just lately. Couple years ago I modified my Fog Lights to perform as my DRL. The car's computer, after having the battery disconnected, didn't know how to approach the MOD, so it kept the electrical system running even after I turned the engine off and locked the car....

Read my thread:

http://www.hyundai-forums.com/index.php?sh...c=42962&hl=
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I have 2007 Sonata GLS and have noticed on several (at least 6) occassions that the parking lights (front turn signal lamps and tail lights) as well as the instrument lights will stay on after turning off the car, removing key and locking it. Usually I flip the switch a few times and they'll go off and stay off. Today wasn't so easy. I'm guessing it's the switch but wanted to know if this is isolated case or more common before I take to Hyundai. The problem can't be "duplicated" when you want it to happen. Usually it's on colder mornings when coming to work.

i have had it happen to me also but they only stayed on if i opened the passenger door (to get something from glovebox) without opening drivers door - strange i know but it doesnt happen any other time
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That's crazy, I know on mine if I leave the key fully in the ignition and the switch on parking lights, they will stay on. I have to just pull the key out just a little and then they will go off once I open the door!

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I have 2007 Sonata GLS and have noticed on several (at least 6) occassions that the parking lights (front turn signal lamps and tail lights) as well as the instrument lights will stay on after turning off the car, removing key and locking it. Usually I flip the switch a few times and they'll go off and stay off. Today wasn't so easy. I'm guessing it's the switch but wanted to know if this is isolated case or more common before I take to Hyundai. The problem can't be "duplicated" when you want it to happen. Usually it's on colder mornings when coming to work.
I am having this exact problem, also with a 2007 Sonata! My battery has drained twice in the last few months, and a few days ago I saw my lights stay on after I turned off and locked my car even though I had the light switched to the "off" position. Of course the dealership couldn't replicate it and told me everything was fine. Well, it happened again today and I took a video! Hopefully that convinces them to do something. Can I have them disconnect the parking ights? If they do that, will all the other light settings e.g. "auto" work normally?
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I found the solution. I had the tail light replaced at my cost prior to the recall, the switch on the left side of the steering wheel and other fixes that did not work. The solution should be that the relay for the tail light and parking lights is bad. This is located in the fuse box in the dash right above your left knee of the driver. Since the relay is integrated into the fuse box, this means you must replace the entire fusebox in order just to replace the defective relay. Not an inexpensive fix. My battery and starter went bad on this issue before I found out what the problem was. You will also find that when you turn your lights on and off you hear the relay click. When it does not go off and gets stuck no click is heard. Good luck.
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My 2006 has done the similar thing lately. Parking lights sometimes stay on after car is off and locked... and key fob locking will not cause lights to flash. I must turn the stalk back to "parking lights on" and off again to shut them off.

If you read the manual it contains a blurb ... something about automatic parking lights run by the dash sensor, supposedly opening the drivers door when you exit shuts them off. Could this be the source of the problem? It's not working right or are we are not operating it right?

The salesman at the dealer tried it and thought it might be the light switch or the sensor... but... Now this evening it worked fine so wth?

Lights should not be so complicated. Anyone talked to Hyundai or know what's going on besides the fuse explanation?
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Based on my experience (see above), if I were you I would disconnect the battery for a few minutes, let the computer reset, and see if it happens again....
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I've been victim to this issue since I bought my car in Jan 07 (Sonata 06 GLS). I brought the car in under the full warranty, but of course it couldn't be replicated. It happens off and on, at least once or twice a week. I ALWAYS have to check my lights after I leave my car, otherwise my battery will be drained by the end of the day. Very annoying, but I've lived with it for years.

Wonder if mrmc357 is correct that the entire fusebox needs to be replaced in order to resolve it? My taillights have recently died and all fuses & the bulbs are fine.
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