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Headlights wint turn off even when switch is turned off,

Customer Question

Headlights wint turn off even when switch is turned off
JA: Have you checked the fuses? Have you checked the bulbs?
Customer: Should I take them out? I cant get the light to turn OFF
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 04 chevy malibu
JA: Are you fixing your Malibu yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Putting the park brake on turning on and off the car fkipping the switch to off multiple times
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: It just happened today
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Gary replied 10 months ago.

with the car off and the key OUT after 5 minutes both headlights are still on ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
They have been on all day since 4
Expert:  Gary replied 10 months ago.

is it the low or high beams on ?

if you pull the relays # 35 and # 38 which relay do you oull and the headlights turn off ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The low beams are on. The auto lights
Expert:  Gary replied 10 months ago.

if you pull relay # 38 out of the under hood fuse box will they shut off ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i took out 38 and now off. When I put the relay back and then the lights come back on
Expert:  Gary replied 10 months ago.

if you switch relay 35 with 38 will they still be on ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
they are still on when i switched
Expert:  Gary replied 10 months ago.

if that is still on with the relays switched the only other way they can stay on all the time is the pink/white wire from that relay to the BCM or the headlight switch dimmer switch being shorted to ground or the BCM is bad itself

for now leave that relay out so it will not kill the battery and then a shop needs to unplug the BCM if the head lights shut off with the BCM unplugged then the BCM is bad

if it still stays on then that wire is shorted to ground

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