I've also read about the leaving the turn signal lever in left or right to leave that side of the parking light circuit active when parked. My lever is in the center position and only the left front parking light stays on.
If there are problems with the wiring in the headlight assembly causing the parking light to be stuck on, that would imply that there is some source of power to the assembly when the vehicle is shut down. Do you know if this exists?
Thanks for the links in your signature area....very informative and will be useful.
Super old post, I know, but has anyone with this parking light won't go out problem been able to solve it and can share what they did?
No, I am not talking about the courtesy lights that are supposed to go on with the turn signal on when you turn off the ignition. I'm specifically asking about the small, amber, front parking lamp in the headlight unit that refuses to go out even with the key out of the ignition and the vehicle completely off.
VAGCOM suggests a short to positive for that lamp/light, and with the headlight unit removed, I do get 12V to the connector for that pin. Right side is functioning fine and I have not yet checked to see if there is power to that same pin on the right side, but I will do that next.
Beyond the male plug the headlight unit plugs into, what else can I check between the plug and the J519?