Lights and radio stay on

Tiny
TEACAKE05
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 90,000 MILES
Hi, my lights and radio won't turn off after I remove my keys from the ignition. I understand that with newer model cars that the interior lights and radio shuts off once the door is opened as you leave the car. However, my lights and radio stays on which in turn drains my battery even after I have left the car. Is there a problem with my door sensor maybe?
Thursday, April 29th, 2010 AT 3:55 PM

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Tiny
TOUR86ROCKER
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Same problem, did you ever get it figured out? It started after I had my A/C worked on. Sometimes opening my door repeatedly does the trick, but tonight it didn't work.
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Friday, May 11th, 2012 AT 3:37 AM
Tiny
KEN L
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Hey guys,

Yes you have an ignition switch that is ticking on or the BCM is bad and needs replacing., here is a diagram that will help show you the wiring to the system.

Use a test light to check if the ignition switch is shutting down that way you can be sure which is the problem.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

Please run this test and get back to us so we can continue helping you.

Best, Ken

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 AT 5:14 PM

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