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    Default Headlights always on ?

    I just picked up a 97' Tahoe and the headlights are on most of the time , even with the switch is off. It looks the same as my 95' K2500 , but I'm trying to figure out if there is a problem in electrical system or what ? Why would there be a off switch if you can't turn them off ? Thanks , Steve

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    Those are considered driving lights. They are on for safety. You will notice that your tail lights do not turn on unless you turn the switch to on. I am not positive about that year, but you may be able to press the dome light/overide button quickly 4 times and it might shut them off.

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    The dome switch did not work, but I found out that if you tap the emergency brake they go out.

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    Its normal, Its the daytime running lights. I had a 96 Suburban, did the same thing. There is a way to bypass it, if you don't mind the little green indicator light on in the dash... I don't remember if we pulled the fuse or did something with the bulb, but you can get around it. The dome override switch only works on the 00 and up.
    00 Chevy Tahoe LT, 5.3 4x4

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