98 olds achieva-1 week now,parking lites stay on,even after ign off and keys removed.what's wrong?

Asked by Jan 05, 2009 at 08:57 PM about the 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva 4 Dr SL Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

today the security light came on upon starting the car after two days of leaving it parked. I took the jimmy and maybe the tempermental bitch is jealous? the security light went off after a couple of miles. I had several places to run errands and after shutting the car off and starting it back up the security light came on a second time and stayed on til I got home (about six miles) The high beam indicator blinked on and off in a steady sequence while the security light is lit up. any clues as to what could be the cause of this madness?

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If they stay on for ever after you turn the car off, its a problem if they stay on for a minute or so, then that is normal consider it a night light. most new cars, and a lot of GM and Chrysler vehicles from the late 90's leave the lights on for a few minutes after the car has been shut off to give you a guiding light to the door of your house so if they stay on for more than 5 minutes after you turn the car off, its a problem, if they stay on for about a minute or so. don't worry about it. its normal

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