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Re: Main beam wouldn't turn off

My thought is that whoever wired your lights must have wired them into the first ignition slot. Not 100% but the lights run on a seperate circuit, so if you have your engine off, they will turn on.

0st key turn: Ignition is off, (lights can be used)
1nd key turn: Most power is off except radio and clock
2nd key turn: All electricals can be used.
3rd key turn: Engine turns on.

I'm thinking that instead of the mechanics wiring it to the 0 key turn circuit, they've actually wired it to the 3rd key turn circuit.

Reasoning: Your lights only come on when the ignition is on, but they turn off once the engine is off.

As for the automated part, that's got me. Maybe exposed wires are touching, thus providing power to the lights?
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