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Hyundai Sonata Parking lights don't turn off

 
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011

Average Mileage: 77,686 mi (38,900 mi - 125,000 mi)

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    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.

  • Visitor, , 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."

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  • Visitor, , 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
    ALERT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    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.

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    The brake lights were staying on... simple fix, there is a rubber grommet on the brake pedal where it contacts the brake light switch. The grommet has worn, indented, and doesn't depress the switch in far enough to turn the lights off... new rubber grommet solves the problem...

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Same situation as others report. I sit in the garage turning the switch on and off, after the engine is off and my key removed from the ignition. Sometimes I get lucky after turning the switch 25 or 30 times, but a few times they haven't turned off until 75 or 80 times. Doesn't seem to make a difference whether I've had the switch set to "auto" or to "on," or whether I turn off the engine first or try to turn off the lights first. HELP!

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  • Visitor, , 66,733 mi

    Same issue with my car. I sit for about 10 min. every night trying to get my lights to shut off otherwise I have to jump it in the morning. I have taken my car to the dealership several times and they were unable to diagnose the problem. Today, I was told it was the body control module so I looked it up and found that I am clearly not the only one. This needs to be a recall!

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    I have the same intermittent problem with the dashboard lights and parking lights not turning off once ignition is off. I brought it to the dealership when I first noticed, and of course they couldn't diagnose the problem as the car was intermittently working properly at the time. I'm at 92,000 miles on my car now, but learned that taking the first two fuses out of the box located at your knees on the driver side. This is only temporary fix for those who are draining their battery. When driving the car at night, remember to pop the fuses back in. I've been doing this until I found a solution rather than handing good money over to the dealership. I'm hoping the suggestion to switch out the fuse box will work... if I can find one for a couple hundred bucks, it's worth a try.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 60,000 mi

    Same as described above.

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  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    brake lights remain on after turning car off.

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