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mitsubishi

#1

My parking lights keep coming on everytime i press on the breaks could this be because my turn signal switch is not returning the signal to the off position


#2

Normally, the parking lights are not involved with the brake light / turn signal circuits. But with today’s multi-function switches, with the headlight dimmer on the same stalk, anything is possible…A non-canceling turn signal is a mechanical problem, not an electrical one. But like I said, if the POS switch is falling apart, anything is possible…


#3

It could be a lamp. Replace the rear multifunction lights. It also could be a bad ground.


#4

I used my turn signals more throughout the hour after finding this out and everything is back to normal thats why i think it has something to do with the turn signal switch in the steering colum. any more advise would help thanks in advance.


#5

Next time it goes out, remember the advice above. The on and off problem is a good indication that it is a bad combination lamp


#6

Turn signal switch usually effects the brake lights and not the running or parking lights. Bulbs that contain both filaments can sometimes short together and cause a feedback problem. If the dash lights also come on when you press on the brake this is a sure sign that one of the bulbs is bad.