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Rear Lights Won't Turn Off-

Hey forum- this site has always been great-
One day recently my front headlights began remaining on, and I would have to unplug the battery when not driving. When I happened to replace my rear light sockets and bulbs after this started, then my rear lights wouldn't turn off, and headlights DID work normally. I got some kind of grounding issue. I checked for any wires hitting metal or anything weird, and couldn't find anything.
I haven't replaced fuses yet, although they all look good.
Any ideas would be great! Don't want to be pulled over.

Thanks in advance!
Jesse

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lights camera acti.....

what kind of car are we talking about here? does it have daytime running Lights?
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75 Camaro

Oops! Sorry, it is a 1975 Camaro, with the pull out knob to activate lights. My left rear light has both brake and regular light stuck on, and right rear is only driving light on. I had an accident last year, after which I had some electrical issues- my interior gauges still do not light up. I unfastened and re bolted my starter a few months ago, but never disconnected any wires.
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Oops! Sorry, it is a 1975 Camaro, with the pull out knob to activate lights. My left rear light has both brake and regular light stuck on, and right rear is only driving light on. I had an accident last year, after which I had some electrical issues- my interior gauges still do not light up. I unfastened and re bolted my starter a few months ago, but never disconnected any wires.
Hope that helps- thanks for the response
The rear lamps are either tail lamps or brake lamps OK. Now you need to go back and double check the bulbs first . Make sure there are not crossed filaments, you know a broken filament laying across the other and lighting both at the same time.then verify that your wiring is correct as i suspect it is not.maybe im wrong.The dash panel or instrument cluster as it is known as, gets its power from the tailamp part of the headlight switch. It then goes through a fuse Probably 5 amp in the fuse box then on to the dimmer control and finally the instrumentation bulbs.so check the fuse . next pull the headlamp switch and look for melted wires.I suspect there will be some.This vintage also uses an aluminum harness part way to the rear lights of the car and they were prone to breaking as aluminum becomes brittle and cracks. IT transitions back to copper in the trunk. Whatever body damage you had may be very close to some of your wiring woes so it doent hurt to look.good luck
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