My high beams will not go off even if the car is off. on 2006 Saturn Vue

I smelled a burning wire, the high beam light came on and will not go off. It runs my battery down. I need to know how to fix this so i won't get cheated.

by in Montgomery, AL on October 28, 2012
3 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on October 28, 2012
SOUNDS LIKE THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH NEEDS TO BE REPLACED! SOMETIMES CALLED THE CLUSTER SWITCH AS WELL. EITHER WAY IT'S THE SAME THING. AS FAR AS YOU GETTING CHEATED I CAN'T HELP YOU THERE. BUT I CAN ADVISE YOU NOT TO BE SUCH A SKEPTIC, CAR REPAIR ISN'T EASY SO THEREFOR IT AIN:T CHEAP EITHER. ALL REPAIR SHOPS ARE NOT OUT TO "CHEAT" YOU!
COMMENT by on October 28, 2012
What I don't want is for them to say it is 3 different things before they actually find the problem. It has happened before. Thank you for your response,
COMMENT by on October 28, 2012
I UNDERSTAND, BUT THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN AT ALL SHOPS. SHOP AROUND IF YOU HAVE CHOICES. I AM PRETTY SURE ON THE PROBLEM THOUGH! THAT PART IS AVAL. @ NAPA.
ANSWER by on October 28, 2012
You can avoid being cheated by asking the service writer if you could watch and record the technician repair your car... and they dont "rig" your switch...And make sure they DIAGNOSE your car and not keep charging you for parts and labor trying to figure out how to fix it. Always insist on getting the old part back so they don't pull a "switcheroo" on you. And finally, make sure you document what your technician did and how long it actually takes so you don't get billed 5 hours when he spent only 3 hours productive time on your car.
ANSWER by on October 29, 2012
Try locating the headlight relays. Check owners manual if you have one , or look on the label of the power distribution center under the hood (also called fuse box).Try pulling the relay(s) , and maybe check Saturn dealership for any possible recall on the burning issue. Honda had a recall for the low beams possibly failing due to a wire that couldn't handle the current melting. Sounds like yours may have a somewhat similar issue , but with a different end result. SO...Try the relay thing to get your high beams off and stop killing your baterry-AND get it checked out ASAP , before something serious goes up in smoke! Hey , that reminds me...Tommy Chong for president!