Why won't car won't stay in drive if head lights are on

Asked by Mar 16, 2017 at 02:52 AM about the 2006 Kia Spectra SX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2006 Kia Spectra. i thought the transmission went out. but the car
works fine. until i turn the headlights on. if i put my car in drive and turn my
headlights on it will knock the car out of gear like its not even registering a
gear. the only gear that will work is reverse with the headlights on. i can drive
during the day perfectly. so what could possibly be wrong?

2 Answers


There may be a problem with the shift interlock system. I have never heard of a problem like this, so I would suggest getting the vehicle into a shop to be looked at before you get totally stuck somewhere.

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Did you ever find an answer???? Mine is doing the exact same thing!!!!

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