Headlights come on when I open door

Asked by Mar 08, 2015 at 09:16 PM about the 2001 GMC Sonoma SL Extended Cab Short Bed 2WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when I turn off engine - headlights go off - however when I open car door lights come on -
the only way to shut off lights is to start rngine - then turn - headlights go off but when
you open door headlights come back on

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Sounds like a short leading up to the headlight switch. It is turning on the headlights as if they were the internal lights. Remove the switch and check it with a multimeter for continuity between positions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDzRsOpne_Q This will help you with the multimeter.

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