Parking lights not turning off intermittently or all the time. The common problem is with the cabin fuse box. Complete replacement of the assembly is necessary to fix the problem.
Car Problem Reports
Hyundai Sonata Parking lights don't turn off
Hyundai Sonata Problem
Average Mileage: 71,681 mi (47,853 mi - 105,000 mi)
Visitor, 2007 Hyundai Sonata, 91,000 mi
Same situation. The parking lights stay on even when i turn the lights off and open the door and leave. My battery has died several times because of this. I do check every time I leave the car but its hard to tell by the dash lights or car lights in bright daylight.
This should be a recall because it could well be a safety issue, involving the electrical system. a stuck relay could cause a fire.
Here is the fix i found but haven't done yet:
" I managed to convince a friend with identical Sonata to let me swap the driver side fuse box (part number: 91950-3K050).
I took his passenger compartment fuse box from his fully working Sonata and put it into my car. Indeed the problem went away and everything started working as it should.
The fuse box is located in front of the left knee of the driver, under the face panel and just above the lever for opening the engine lid.
It is not the easiest thing to remove, but not impossible and with some practice it can be done relatively quick. Once you pry out the center garnish (2 clips) you can easily remove the lower panel (4 screws and 4 clips). Then remove the metal plank (4 screws) to get easy access to the cable connectors. The fuse box holds to the chassis with 2 nuts and to a plastic cable holder with a screw. The screw face is towards the engine and is a pain getting a hold on the screwdriver.
Anyway, this fuse box indeed seems to be the problem. Now off to find one for less than the dealer price $385.60
I want to make a point that despite the fact the dealership service department tried to sell me a $800 part which would not solve my problem, saying it was a Engine compartment fuse box. Not True."
Visitor, 2007 Hyundai Sonata, 78,000 mi
same problem and i just replaced the whole headlight assembly switch and it still fails to turn off a failed relay problem
i fixed this problem by a fluke
the relay is the faulty component as noted above.
i had ordered led bulbs for my car earlier and when i installed them it fixed the relay issue.
reason might be that the relay is worn out that it can only handle less loads.
Visitor, 2007 Hyundai Sonata, 47,853 mi
this really pisses me off I bought the car used and it just now started doing this there with 25000 miles on the car and now I cannot cut my lights off unacceptable never would buy this car again
Visitor, 2006 Hyundai Sonata, 54,000 mi
Same issue as everyone above. Lights will not always turn off when you switch them off. Driving lights will stay on and have caused the battery to drain twice. Have jumped the car and ensured the lights were not on. The following day the battery was dead again. Took to the dealership and was told the BCM body control module has failed and it is going to cost me $600 to fix.
Honestly looking into fixing this myself, doesn't look to difficult and I wont give a dime to the dealership due to poor customer service, and completely rude attitudes from the shop manager, and the general manager.
Visitor, 2007 Hyundai Sonata, 102,000 mi
Park lights remain on after keys removed from the ignition. I'm going to try to leave auto lights off for a while and see if this helps.
Visitor, 2007 Hyundai Sonata, 63,000 mi
Like others, the parking lights stay on instead of going off with the ignition. Headlights do go off.
Has anyone figured a fix for this, short of paying 600-700 dollars for the dealer to replace the fuse block?
Seems like a standard automotive relay, turned on by the accessory power, could be inserted in the parking light wire. When the ignition was off the parking lights would then go out. Of course the Hyundai dealers would lose their gravy train on fuse block replacements.
noted car lights were on one night. started car and then went off. same thing happened next night. now battery is dead. have not fixed. My car is a xg350
Visitor, 2007 Hyundai Sonata
Having the same issue, bringing it to dealer with the feedback from this site
Visitor, 2005 Hyundai Sonata, 48,000 mi
My parking lights won't turn off and of course results in a dead battery. The dealership changed a 21.00 relay but that didn't solve the problem. It is in the shop now for further evaluation. At this point - two days after taking the car back - the service manager came up with the idea that the problem might be in the after-market remote starter that I had installed 7 years ago. He removed the unit and kept the car for testing. In two days there have been no problems so far.
Visitor, 2007 Hyundai Sonata, 70,000 mi
My 2007 Sonata has a problem with the parking lights and tail lights not turning off. In order to turn them off you have to switch the stem to off and then back to auto, this does not work all the time or fail all the time. You have to replace the cabin fuse panel assembly $650, this is the first real problem I have had with this car, it's just the price to repair is way out of line for a known problem.