Join Date: Feb 2011
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wacky lights and fan
Tonight I stopped at the store after work, and when I shut off the car, I noticed the AC fan stayed running. I turned off the fan, and did my shopping. I continued to another store, and the same thing happened. I noticed on my way back to the car, that the lights also did not turn off. Also, this time, the remote wouldn't unlock the doors. When I started the car, I noticed the headlights shut off, and wouldn't turn back on. I shut off the car, and everything was normal, except that the fan would stay on when the engine was turned off. When I got home, I noticed the headlights had stopped working during the drive home. When I shut off the car, the fan stayed running again, and the lights came back on, and wouldn't turn off. I started the car again, and the lights turned off, and wouldn't turn on. I shut off the car, and once again, the lights came on, and the fan continued to run.
I opened the hood, and tapped on the relay box in the engine compartment, and the lights and fan turned off. I started and shut off the car several times, and everything was back to normal.
Is there 1 relay that controls the operation of all the accessories? I'm hoping the problem was just a stuck relay.
My car is a 2010 Forte EX, 2.0 engine. Still going strong at 334,000 miles.
Mike in MN