2012 ford explorer exterior lights and interior lights won't turn off

Asked by Apr 30, 2016 at 12:48 PM about the 2012 Ford Explorer Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought a 2012 Ford Explorer and when I park the
car and lock it the exterior lights and the interior
lights stay on but the only time the lights will turn
off is when I hit the dashboard with my fist and
then the exterior lights will turn off but the interior
lights still stay on when I say interior lights I don't
mean the dome lights I mean the panel lights I
took the car 2 Ford they held it a week and said
nothing was wrong I can't tell them that the only
way I can turn the lights off is if I hit the dash
because I'm afraid that I might lose my extended
warranty any help would be appreciated

2 Answers

6,235

Does it have an add on alarm or anything else tied into the lighting system? Ford has several bulletins out about splicing into the harness at the wrong places causing the headlamp switch to fail or relays to stick. By hitting the dash you could be causing a sticky relay or bad headlamp switch to open the circuit that's causing your lights to stay on.

I'm not sure. It looks like the stock alarm system just like the food fusions.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2012 Explorer - Interior lights do not turn on when doors are opened or if switch is pressed. 2 answers

    Hi all, Having issues with the interior lights turning on when the door is opened or the dome switch is pressed. Symptoms: 1. Puddle lights, interior domes, center console light, steering wheel ligh...

    2012 Ford Explorer Limited

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • how do i turn my anti theft light off on my 2002 ford explorer 12 answers

    our ford explorer 2002 theft light is on and it won't start. so how do we turn it off

    2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Back Interior light won't go off 1 answer

    I have a 2009 Ford Explorer. I noticed while driving at night the back interior light was on so I hit the button on the ceiling by the light and closed the hatch loved the doors and it still stayed...

    2009 Ford Explorer Limited

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Interior lights 1 answer

    Interior lights will not go on when doors are open.Reading lights work ok when turned on.Any info please.

    2003 Ford Explorer XLT Sport V6

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Exterior rear lights won't turn off? 1 answer

    My car received some service and got it home and turned off, the back, rear, exterior lights won't turn off

    2011 Ford Edge

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 9,350
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,720
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition
451 Great Deals out of 24,893 listings starting at $1,999
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
889 Great Deals out of 69,215 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
809 Great Deals out of 28,674 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Acadia
646 Great Deals out of 43,616 listings starting at $4,400
Used Ford F-150
2,882 Great Deals out of 212,656 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Edge
866 Great Deals out of 50,995 listings starting at $3,375
Used Dodge Durango
331 Great Deals out of 24,233 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Escape
1,209 Great Deals out of 90,427 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Highlander
522 Great Deals out of 25,542 listings starting at $2,100
Used Honda Pilot
479 Great Deals out of 19,836 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota 4Runner
328 Great Deals out of 20,882 listings starting at $1,990
Used Chevrolet Traverse
775 Great Deals out of 44,142 listings starting at $2,490
Used Nissan Pathfinder
407 Great Deals out of 25,072 listings starting at $999
Used GMC Yukon
551 Great Deals out of 17,369 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer Limited For Sale
3,181 listings starting at $32,488
2016 Ford Explorer Limited For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 1,231 listings starting at $23,977
2015 Ford Explorer Limited For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 251 listings starting at $21,573
2014 Ford Explorer Limited For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 433 listings starting at $14,984
2013 Ford Explorer Limited For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 483 listings starting at $14,629