Headlights

Tiny
MELINDACARLISLE
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  • 2008 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
  • 5.3L
  • V8
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 11,500 MILES
I have the car listed above (GXP). At night when I shut off my car and remove my key should my headlights stay on for me to see to get into my house?
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Sunday, September 27th, 2020 AT 9:05 PM

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Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello, I'm Danny.

Usually when you have the switch set in ALC - automatic lamp control then depending on outside light conditions like being dark the lights will stay on after vehicle is shut off for 30 seconds on a timer. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Monday, September 28th, 2020 AT 12:39 PM
Tiny
MELINDACARLISLE
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I have my lights on auto all the time and my exterior light delay in the DIC for 60 seconds and they still don't stay off when I cut my car off and remove my key the headlights go out they don't stay on.
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 AT 4:45 AM
Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello again.

It sounds like there might be problem with the timer. The timer is built into the body control module. The body control module is located inside the left hand of the dash board and can be slightly pricey. You might want to have tested before replacement to cost and having to be programmed to your car. Have you noticed if all the exterior lights are performing correctly otherwise? Just to be on the same page did you state that when you turn the key off in automatic mode the headlights don't stay on for the 30 seconds by timer? Hope this helps and let us know. Thanks again for using 2CarPros.

Danny-
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Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 AT 12:06 PM
Tiny
MELINDACARLISLE
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All other lights stay on when I remove my key except the headlights. I have even cut off my time delay and turned it back on thinking that would fix it and it didn't.
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Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 AT 5:27 PM
Tiny
KEN
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It sounds like the BCM is out. Here is the location and how to replace it in the diagrams below. Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.
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Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 AT 12:31 PM

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