headlights don't turn off

Asked by Jul 04, 2017 at 11:32 AM about the 2002 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

battery was too week to start car.  Light switch was on auto. Turned car off but headlights stayed on. Disconnected battery and heard a click. Reconnected and lights were off.   Unsure whats going on

2 Answers

257,915

Get a new battery, problem might resolve itself.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
10,540

Headlight relay contacts are probably "welded" together from wear ... Pull the relay out and get a jump to start engine and recharge battery ... then plug relay back in to seee if the lights stay off/on Relay contacts on High current loads ,,arc and over a period of time develop resistance /// causing heat resulting in failure

Your Answer

Toyota Highlander Experts

  • #1
    Wendy Tucker
    Reputation
    4,500
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,010
  • #3
    Shawntele Lewis
    Reputation
    2,450
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Pilot
515 Great Deals out of 36,594 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota 4Runner
275 Great Deals out of 23,483 listings starting at $2,300
Used Toyota RAV4
730 Great Deals out of 47,060 listings starting at $1,195
Used Acura MDX
461 Great Deals out of 17,126 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
937 Great Deals out of 82,537 listings starting at $999
Used Honda CR-V
770 Great Deals out of 57,947 listings starting at $1,850
Used Ford Explorer
935 Great Deals out of 69,575 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Sienna
372 Great Deals out of 26,831 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Pathfinder
371 Great Deals out of 26,956 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
586 Great Deals out of 45,039 listings starting at $1,790
Used Toyota Sequoia
108 Great Deals out of 5,459 listings starting at $2,700
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
867 Great Deals out of 70,548 listings starting at $700

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Highlander For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 14,648 listings starting at $26,987
2016 Toyota Highlander For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 1,497 listings starting at $23,799
2015 Toyota Highlander For Sale
119 Great Deals out of 3,028 listings starting at $18,500
2014 Toyota Highlander For Sale
50 Great Deals out of 1,149 listings starting at $17,777
2013 Toyota Highlander For Sale
51 Great Deals out of 1,112 listings starting at $12,487

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.