if a car is turned off why would the dash lights stay on

Asked by Oct 04, 2012 at 12:23 PM about the 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

we just put a motor in a montecarlo and it runs but when we turn it off the dashlights stay on.why would it do that.would it be the wiring or a ignition problem

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i bet you have a wire hook up backwards i had that happen to me b 4 when i was building a strip monte carlo car that i could take to the dragstrip it was barley street legal i found the wire and fixed its not that hard just trace wiring down its backwards or the ground isnt right. i think its has to wired to the side where it only gets power when key is in and on acc thats what i had to do

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or the switch to turn your dash boars lights down or up all the way or even off could be fucked up or its wired to the wrong place

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