Having problems with your 2000 Pontiac Montana ?

Can't turn off headlights with dash switch

\015 I can't seem to figure out how to turn off the DRL or the headlights themselves when I need to. I am in the military, and when you approach the gate to enter a military base, you need to turn off your headlights for security reasons. But in my 2000 Pontiac Montana van, the switch that should turn off the lights doesn't seem to make a difference. If it is dark outside, the headlights are on. I can't put the parking brake on and then turn them off because I am still moving! Anyone else have this problem or know a solution?\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-01-2018

Answers :

Check DRL relay if all good problem in head light switch or bcm problems.
There is a kit to shut of DRLs that u must install, or put parking brake on 1 click, just enough to turn the brake light on in the dash
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for 2000 Pontiac Montana

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

The headlights on my suburban have been hesitant for a while now. you push tha rocker switch and about 1-2 seconds after the headlights turn on Now they dont turn on at all.is there a specific fuse, relay i could check or do you think its the switch itself. the parking lights and dash and dimmer seem to work fine. cant find a specific fuse in the box marked headlights. thank you RICK


HI Rick. This will be a switch issue. the switch is damaged, and is no longer able to hold the current in a closed state. Kindly replace the switch, and your issues will be solved.This is a common issue with this model. ... 1994 Chevrolet Suburban

1988 Cavalier Z24 V6,Headlights, I turn on the parking lights and get all parking lite to work flashers work break lites work dimmier for digital dash works,, but when pushing the headlite switch no light hi or low beam and the high beam indicator on dash doesnot lite either,, Relay, Switch on mid steering colum? possibley the headlite switch its self ?? help cant drive at nite,, Just went out no prior indications,,


... 1988 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24

98 S10 blazer LS 2WD 4.3 My headlights always work at night(thanks to the sensor in the dash)so I never use the headlamp switch, well awhile ago I noticed the dash lights don't come on when the headlamps are switched from DRL to headlights via the sensor. so I started manually turning the headlights on. Now nothing but headlamps come on but no running lights or dash lights, at the same time, brake and turn signals work. although when I hit a hard bump they sometimes come on (dash and running) th


Did you replace the DRL Relay in the fuse panel located on the drivers side dash? There is also one out in the fuse block under the hood. ... Chevrolet Blazer

I have a 1999 Ford Taurus. The headlights will not turn off, even if the headlight switch is turned off and the car is off. I've even removed the headlight switch and the headlights remain on. The headlights can toggle on/off before I turn the engine on, but after I turn the engine on the headlights remain on until I unhook the battery. The same time this started happening, I also lost power to the tail lights and dash lights. The wiring, fuses and circuits all work as I can get them to light up


I think this is one of those models that has the running lights. Running lights are the lights that come on as soon as the vehicle is turned on. Ford had a lot of electrical problems in their cars from 97-01, especially Tauruses and Explorers. There ... 1999 Ford Taurus

Headlights The headlights on my truck are not functioning properly.OK, my daytime running lights work fine.One click up on my headlight switch turns my dash lights on.One more click of the switch should turn my headlights on,but , I get nothing, no lights,no highbeam indicator light in my dash.Nothing.Now this is what I need to know.Is there a relay or something under the hood that could be bad, or would it be in the switch or worse comes to worse the headlight dimmer switch in the steering colu


If you have daytime running lights but when you turn on your regular headlight on they do not come on. Take the bottom of your steering column off (Two Small Screws) and look at the back of your turn/dimmer switch make sure that the light blue wir ... 1998 Chevrolet K1500

Turn signals front and rear turn signal stays lit up all the time along with dash indicator even with key off. they do not blink and if you turn on headlights they go off. i have the bulbs out now because if the bulbs are in it also illuminates the headlights with the headlight switch off??? i unplugged the front blinker and if you touch the wires together it illuminates the headlights to full brightness also with the car off and the headlight switch off. i just bought the car and dont have a cl


Try changing bulbs. check fuse. ... 1997 Geo Metro

Can't get my headlights to turn off. Tried the switch on the turn signal in all modes. While driving if the switch is in the off mode there is clicking under the dash and the headlights are flickering but if the switch is in auto there is no clicking. Have replaced the module next to the steering column to no avail. I think it is in the turn signal switch, any thoughts. Thanks, Sparky1854


Does this car have day light running lights the flickering makes me believe there is a short or relay going bad the clicking sounds like a over load resettable fuse or relay being kicked out do to short could be in light switch OR dimmer switch ,l ... 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora

Dashlights, console light, rear tail lights, all do not come on when I turn headlights on with the dash headlight switch. I changed the fuse (was blown out) and it blew as well, suspect short in the switch, since previously I could wiggle the dash switch, and sometimes the headlights would go off and on. In your opinion, does it appear to be a switch issue or could there be a short somewhere? Thank you, Gary


Short somewhere or go in dash and make sure plugs are pluged in Cluster Panal or where fuse keep blowing put a piece of there where ever the short is you should smoke. ... 1996 Jeep Cherokee

Cobalt wont start. turn key over and nothing happens, no clicking of the starter no nothing. Lights on dash come on and headlights go out like under normal starting conditions but it will not crank. I have replaced the ignition switch, new battery, and even tried to cross the starter to do a force start but the starter only spun and would not kick in the soleniod. I dont know what else i can do. The dealership says they cant duplicate the problem nor does the car show any codes. It can sit fo


... 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LT

1999 2500 chevy suburban parking lights, dash and taillights will not turn on but headlights and turn signals still work.. I have checked fuses and found nothing wrong??? could it be the head lamp switch??? this started by some times I would have to work the switch a couple of times to get the dash lights on If this is the problem does the lower dash have to be removed to change this switch???


The tail lights run through the headlight switch, they also run through the combination switch(turn signals) that is a known issue for those trucks try messing with the hazard light switch and see if the start functioning, also if you have a tow pack ... Chevrolet Suburban 2500

My 2004 Cavalier has two issues 1) parking lights will not go off when i turn off the car and remove the key from the ignition. I had to pull out the fuses for both main headlights. 2) my main headlights will not turn on even when we replace the fuses back into the fuse box. In short, the light switch on the car has no effect on the main headlights, however the switch still turns on the dash lights. And the parking light will not go off untill i remove the fuses... I am at a loss..... pleas


... 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

Hello, I have a 2002 Kia Rio 4 dr. When you turn on the light switch for the lights to come on..the switch is supposed to turn on the headlights, taillights and light on the dashboard. Now the swtich will only turn on the headlights. The taillights or light on the dashboard won't turn on anymore. So this is more of a problem at night or when it is dark because nobody can see my taillights at night and I can't even see my speed because of no light to the dash. I am not sure what is wrong.


Check for power at the left and right tail lamp fuses in the fueblock. If there is no power check the TNS fuse. If there is power there than you can try swapping the TNS relay with another relay in the fuseblock that is the same. If there is still no ... Kia Rio

I have a 95 pontiac bonneville ssei and the tail lights dash lights and turn signals were not working. i replaced the headlight switch and a fuse and my tail lights and dash lights come on now, but when i turn my lights on my heater and heads up screen turn off? also i noticed that the wires are hot after 2 minutes of my lights being on.but if i take the fuse back out and turn the lights on the dash lights just dim but i have no tail lights.


You have a dead short in the wiring harness. Easiest way to diagnose is remove tail/parking bulbs and systematically replace them one at a time. When you replace them, not buy new ones just unplug them, your problem circuit will be when the lamps go ... 1995 Pontiac Bonneville

My turn signals, hazard lights and lower brake lights all went out at once. I understand that you have to take out the switch where you turn on the headlights and there is a panel that controls all those functions. I need to know how to pull out the knob so I can access the panel to replace headlight switch in dash


... 1996 Ford Crown Victoria

Electrical 1991 Dakota LE 4x4 with 318 engine 325000 mi when you have had the headlights on, turn them off and then back on, the instrument panel gauges peg out and the notification lights and buzzer all come on. You can return them to a usable situation by turning off the dash lights. I have replaced the light switch and it has made no difference. I have completely disconnected the light switch, turned on the flashers and the same thing happens. I also disconnected the wiring to the switches on


Check instrument cluster resister or regulator could be a shorted bulb too ... 1991 Dodge Dakota

I have a 1999 Ford Taurus. After a rain storm when I had left my driver window open an inch and a half. I used my headlights normally by using the on/off knob. When I had gotten home, I turned the headlight knob off and the lights stayed on. Also now my dash light doesn't work. I had to pull the 10 amp fuses to turn the headlights off. I removed the headlight on/off switch to see if the headlights would go off when I pulled both plug ins. They stayed on. Help me with this strange please.


It sounds like your lighting module got wet. it may dry out, or you may need to get a new one. ... 1999 Ford Taurus

I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima and my tail lights dont work and whn my headlights are on the dash dimmer doesnt work and a section up by the radio lights dont work. I checked my fuses and the headlight fuse was blown so i replaced it and i turned on the car and everything was back to normal until a min later and the fuse blew again adn the break lights went out and the dash light dimmer switch dont work . the lights dont dim when the headlights are on. Its back to how it was. What do i do?


Find the short, could be in the switch or a wire itself...and if you have a bulb out it complicates finding it even morenew fuse it, then turn things back on one at a time...should tell u where the problem is ... 2004 Nissan Maxima

Headlights come on when switch is off? You have to turn the interior dash light switch to on, before the main headlights will switch to sidelights?


... Cars & Trucks

My headlights turn on when vehicle is off. and i cannot turn them off. i need 2 disconnect battery so it doesnt drain. i disconnected the drl sensor on dash but the lights still turned on when driving...even with the manual headlight switch in the off position. thank you


CHECK HEAD LIGHT RELAY STICKING /FUSE BOX ... 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara

My headlights are not switching on. When i turn my knob only the brake lights and park lights switch on and on the dash there is an indication that my headlights are on beam though they are not even on. some mechanic guy just told me in passing that it could be the "switch" thats the problem. please help


I know it is very basic but try replacing one of the headlight bulbs and see if that comes on. The fact that the indicator shows leads me to believe it is not the switch.\012regards ... 2006 Ford Laser

The other night while driving I turned my highbeams on and my headlights went out all together.Also I noticed I have no dash lights or dome lights.I thought it was probably the dimmer switch,so I tore it apart, nothing looks burnt or broke and I have no power going into the dimmer switch with the key on or the light switch on.I have parking lights turn and brake lights.please help, John


Did you check the fuse it is in the side of the dash on passenger side between the dash and the door. And there is one under the hood for relays and large fuses. ... 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

I have a 1996 Saab 900 when I start the car and turn on the head lights the dash lights will turn on and then go out. Along with the dash lights, the radio lights and the lights along the shifter (PRND123) will also go out. The CID display lights and the warning lights (SRS, Check Engine and the hazard light [!] ) will stay on but my Speed, Tach, Engine Temp. and Fuel are all out. If I switch from my headlights to parking lights, or turn the lights off and then back on they will flicker and m


I would go around the block connectors with a wire brush but make sure you disconnect the battery ... Saab 900

I have a 2001 VW Passat sedan, and my tail lights are not working. The brake lights, flashers, turn signals all work but no lights when you turn switch on. The headlights and dash lights all work when you turn the car on. We have checked the fuses under dash, and bulbs and all are good. Any ideas, please help.


Check the bulbs ofcourse but also check the wiring harness at the conectors ... 2001 Volkswagen Passat

If my dash lights, running lights and tail lights aren't working, and my headlights are dim and only getting 1 watt of power. The combo switch (headlights, running lights, turn signals) is working, the relay is clicking, but the running light wires are not getting power coming out out of the relay. Also the radio sometimes doesn't work and either turning the ignition on and off or just turning the key while the car was running would make it come back on. Is there any possibly way it could be


Sounds like you have a short or perhaps a bad ground wire. Can you check the current at the relay socket? That would tell you if the short is after the relay or before it. ... 1983 Nissan 280ZX

Dashboard lights when i turn on the headlights none of the dash lights come on.The radio light goes out.There is also a dimmer switch for the instument cluster that is illiminated so iam asumeing it has power.the headlights switch seems to be working, everything has power , parking lights,headlights,high beem ,lowbeem. everything works but the cluster and the lights on the floor shift colum


Check the wiring cable and the internal signal cable ... 1996 Nissan Sentra
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.carrestorationshop.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 2.5593 seconds