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enilnoda
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Jan 19, 2022, 10:01 PM

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Hi,
I have a 2008 Toyota Matrix.

By design the lights come on any time the key is in the on position. Then, if I want the full headlights, I turn on the headlights switch.

Tonight, when I came home, I shut off the car & turned off the headlights. But they stayed on for about 30 seconds or so. Then there was a click, and they shut off.

So, the engine was off, the key was off, the headlight switch was off, but the lights were on for a while & then they turned off.

It's not done this before. What should I do?

Thanks.


Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 19, 2022, 11:58 PM

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Re: Headlights Don't Turn Off Right Away Sign In

? It's probably normal. Many cars will delay lights turning off despite OFF manually to allow you to see or be seen long enough to get to a door?
You may find this in the "operator's/owner's" manual how it was designed. IDK, some a double click of a fob will default to something new to you for this exact car or a fluke that will remain unknown.


See if it does it again if you don't want it to look up how to shut that feature off if that's an option,


T



enilnoda
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Jan 22, 2022, 11:39 AM

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OK, thanks. I was concerned because this was the first time it did that.

I've had the car about 2 years and it never did it before.

But everything seems to be working fine. So it probably is normal as you said.

Thanks for your reply.


Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 22, 2022, 11:53 AM

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One of several of my own a '06 something (not into newer personally) will do that then without touching a thing next time doesn't??

My bad that I haven't read a flippin' phone book of an "operator's" manual. They jammed a lot into multifunction switches on column you can't see if dark or unless you hunch over and look! Lousy IMO but so be it.

Other is where I park the thing gets hot out of control and as cold as New England gets so far just -2F.

I just have to forgive some harmless things for what it goes thru without even the lousy roads right around me.

Basically since it doesn't repeat a problem none have been I've ignored it like some other features I hate like locking doors by itself I think became a rule for that model year? Hard to keep up with local or federal requirements for what is automatic like it or not??

Tom







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