Headlights turned on by themselves

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So I’m sitting in the living room tonight at about 10 o’clock and my daughter calls me to tell me that the Bronco lights are on. I know that both sets of keys are on the shelf where they belong and I’m the only one with the Ford app.

I went outside to check, and sure enough the tail lights and headlights were both on. I unlock and open the door and the headlight dial was dark, so I started the bronco and now could see that the headlight switch was in the non-auto headlight position. I turned it back to auto where it’s always at, then locked the Bronco and went back inside.

I know you’re all thinking that I simply bumped the dial with my knee the last time I was in the Bronco, so I checked my security camera footage, and sure enough the lights automatically just turned on all by themselves about five minutes earlier.

There is no reasonable explanation for how that could have happened as both keys were accounted for, and I wasn’t on the Ford app.









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Oh, and I already have a service appointment with Ford for tomorrow morning to look at a battery voltage issue. I keep getting notifications that my Bronco is going into deep sleep mode due to low voltage.
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There's another thread somewhere here with the exact same headlight issue. I've also experienced it myself. Over at the Mustang Mach-E forum (nearly identical headlight switch setup), it's been accepted that there's a software issue within the headlight switch, as folks have swapped out switches to no avail. Same dark backlighting, which comes back on when you reset the switch like how you described.
 
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There's another thread somewhere here with the exact same headlight issue. I've also experienced it myself. Over at the Mustang Mach-E forum (nearly identical headlight switch setup), it's been accepted that there's a software issue within the headlight switch, as folks have swapped out switches to no avail. Same dark backlighting, which comes back on when you reset the switch like how you described.
Thanks for pointing out that other thread. Looking through it now and it doesn’t seem like there’s a good resolution yet.
 

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Thanks for pointing out that other thread. Looking through it now and it doesn’t seem like there’s a good resolution yet.
No problem! Fingers crossed an OTA update might possibly fix the bad software. Annoying little gremlin in an otherwise awesome truck.
 

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So I’m sitting in the living room tonight at about 10 o’clock and my daughter calls me to tell me that the Bronco lights are on. I know that both sets of keys are on the shelf where they belong and I’m the only one with the Ford app.

I went outside to check, and sure enough the tail lights and headlights were both on. I unlock and open the door and the headlight dial was dark, so I started the bronco and now could see that the headlight switch was in the non-auto headlight position. I turned it back to auto where it’s always at, then locked the Bronco and went back inside.

I know you’re all thinking that I simply bumped the dial with my knee the last time I was in the Bronco, so I checked my security camera footage, and sure enough the lights automatically just turned on all by themselves about five minutes earlier.

There is no reasonable explanation for how that could have happened as both keys were accounted for, and I wasn’t on the Ford app.
Good morning. Could you please send over a private message with your VIN and the name/location of your local Ford dealer so we can get to the bottom of your Bronco's headlight issues?
 

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I find that manually turning the switch so that it is off, before shutting down and exiting the vehicle, keeps the lights off. Otherwise, within an hour they will come on, on their own. It appears to be faulty software as no other parts replacements seem to work.
 

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Good morning. Could you please send over a private message with your VIN and the name/location of your local Ford dealer so we can get to the bottom of your Bronco's headlight issues?
My 1st edition just did the exact same thing. Head lights and tail lights on for no reason at all. Glad my wife asked me why I have the truck lights on.
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