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Bright lights are coming on by themselves

(2001 Saturn L200)
in Huntsville, AL on March 03, 2010
My bright lights are coming on when I turn on the blinker and also when the car is off the bright lights are coming on by themselves and running down the battery. Is there a way to manually disconnect the bright lights?
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on March 14, 2010
the lever has gone bad about 120 to replace.
on March 05, 2010
Really need to fix the Light Switch. Not legal or safe to tamper with the lighting.
on October 17, 2011
its your turn signal switch remove plastic cover around steering wheel switch just plugs in takes 10 minutes to fix.Only problem I had was finding a auto parts store that had it.This is a cheap quick fix trust me
on May 05, 2012
Did that... still have the problem. My bright lights are either flashing on and off or, if I turn on my lights, only my brights come on, and I have no blinkers. With the switch completely disconnected I still have bright lights on.
on July 27, 2010
Great question. Unfortunately neither of the answers listed are helpful. Yeah, we know it's illegal and dangerous to mess with lighting, but for the time being we need to be able to disconnect in order not to have the battery run down. Common sense says it needs to be fixed. Geeez
on September 08, 2010
I have the same issue. I only drive my Saturn in the day time to work so the brights aren't an issue until I turn the car off. Then I just wedge something between the steering wheel and the switch to keep it off. I will be replacing the switch as soon as I can.
on October 05, 2010
You made the comment "wedge something between the switch and steering wheel". Does that mean that if I can keep the light switch pushed forward that the lights will not come on by themselves?
on January 08, 2011
That's how it was with mine. Also, we just ended up taking the steering column apart and removing the switch (it's just a big block plug.) I found an almost new one out of a Saturn Vue on Ebay that only set me back about $25. Works like a charm :)
on February 23, 2011
Mine did the same thing... Until you can fix the problem, which is probably going to run in the hundreds, just take out the fuse... just remember to put it in in the dark, and take it out when you park.
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