About 9 mos. ago, the headlights, which have I guess a sensor to come on when it’s dark, started coming on when the car was parked and locked and no one was around it. Mechanic said $$$$$, and I should just turn the lights off when I wasn’t driving. So I have been.
Now a new, but I wonder if it’s related, issue. Driving at night, headlights on, and the dome light comes on. And the dash lights go out. Oh, and the floor light on the passenger side comes on. I was opening and closing the driver’s side door to remedy, but that’s not always possible, so now I usually put my hand over the dome light (there appears to be a sensor up there?) and it goes out after a while of me holding my hand there. Neither solution is safe or practical.
Am I going to die in a horrible electrical fire? Or failing that, what do you think could be wrong and will I have to take out a second mortgage. 2007 Grand Marquis, about 120k miles.