Headlight down, light on, ignition off

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DOC711
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Headlight down, light on, ignition off

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Hey Guys,
I have an issue with my 87 Excel. When ignition off, lights remain in the down position but come on. The light switch is also off.
Any ideas?

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Re: Headlight down, light on, ignition off

Post by AndyC »

I'd start with checking the relay, it may have stuck. If it's not not, then check that the relay coil isn't still being powered.

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Re: Headlight down, light on, ignition off

Post by Hawaiis0 »

Possibly water in the relay
Umm! What to do next?

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Re: Headlight down, light on, ignition off

Post by Tanz »

I had the same problem. Lights had a mind of their own. As Stew says - water in the relay.
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Re: Headlight down, light on, ignition off

Post by DOC711 »

Thanks everyone. We had some massive downfalls over the last week and my car was leaking like a sieve. It’s very likely the wet relay.

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