Solara headlights problem...
So I have an interesting problem on my Solara. It's year 2000, SE, I believe, 4 cyl., with 150K miles on it.
First off, this car, and Toyota in general amazes me with their durability. I mean these things last if you don't abuse them too much. However, I have had some environmental damage done to my car recently. It was slightly flooded to the point where the carpets got wet inside. I'm sure half the engine bay was covered in water for a good half hour. Maybe even up to the hood.
A little background though. This car has had some sensor issues in the past (still does). For example, the warning light signaling that my back lights are off turns on as soon as I hit the brakes, and it stays on even though my lights work. Sometimes the check engine will appear and disappear within a day or two. The washer fluid container is also signaling that it's empty when in fact it is always full.
So, on to the problem. After I turn off my car and wait for about 10-15 minutes, my front lights turn on. Seemingly regardless of time of day and I'm sure I don't have any light sensors because they never turn on by themselves at night.
What gives? It has been draining my batter overnight and causing problems. The lights will just turn on and I won't be able to turn them off.
I have disconnected the battery for 24 hours and it still does the same thing. Any ideas? I don't really want to get the whole thing fixed. The car is old and not worth doing major repairs on.
TL;DR Front lights will turn on after 10-15 minutes after I have turned off my car.
Last edited by Mr. Fahrenheit; 12-11-2012 at 06:58 PM.