06 Accent109 k KM - I'm in Toronto. It's a few months short of 5 years
Last Wednesday I tried to start the car, the battery was totally flat,
not even a click. I hadn't used the car since the Sunday previous,
during thunderstorms. I did use my headlights.
Car started fine with a boost, no problems over the next few days, only
drove during the day, so headlights not used, and it was dry.
This past Sunday I was out, and we again had thunderstorms. Turned on
the headlights to be more visible.
I parked the car, turned off the headlights, and shut it down. When I
got out and locked the car, I noticed the parking lights were still on.
I checked and the lights were turned off. The instrument panel lights
were also on. Started the car, switched the lights on and off, turned
off the car and again turned the lights on and off. No success, the
parking lights and instrument panel lights stayed on. Headlights turned
on and off okay.
Went home, it was still raining, car ran fine. When I got home the
parking lights and instrument panel still stayed on no matter what I
tried. I pulled fuses 34 and 35 (left and right side lights).
Headlights and brake lights still worked, but the parking lights and
instrument panel lights were off.
The next morning I replaced the two fuses and started the car. The
parking lights and instument panel lights stayed off. I headed off to my
dealer, and turned the headlights on as an experiment. The roads were
dry, no rain.
When I got there and turned off the lights and the car, the parking
lights stayed on.
The mechanic saw that the lights were on when they should not have been.
He was able to get them to turn off by turning them on and off a couple
of times. He was unable to get the lights to stay on. He checked and
was unable to find any problems.
I'm now waiting for a rainy day to see what happens, and probably revisit
- can I safely drive the car during the day with fuses 34 and 35
- any ideas what is going on?