Take the bulb out :lol:
Seriously though, if your side lights are activated and the turn signal switch is turned to the right (or left) it will actvate the European parking lights just on the appropriate side with the ignition key removed. Reason being, us Europeans are allowed to park on either side of the road bur must show a parking light when the front of the car is facing oncoming traffic.
Actually, the worse possibility is a BeCM problem. If you leave the turn signal stalk in the middle, you'll have no parking lights. And with parking lights, you'd have front and rear on not just front.
When you turn on the lights, blow the horn, or do anything else that has too do with electrics in our miracles of early 90's technology, you send a request to the BeCM (so be polite...). The logic portion of the BeCM decides if your request is in order - for instance with lights, that the ignition is on - and if all is OK sends a signal to the power portion of the BeCM where a transistor switches power to the lights, horn, etc. When these transistors start to fail, they do things such as permanently feeding power to a light, intermittently or never feeding power, etc.
There are several pages on the BeCM on the main site as well as threads on repairing the BeCM here. Check to make sure its nothing simple/obvious (shorted wire, etc) before diving in, tho... :?
Sorry, but you will have no luck with disconnecting the battery. The same thing happened to me a couple of months ago, I tried everything, what has happened is one of the transisitors has failed on the power board located in the BCM.
One of the wonderful guys on this web site help me with this issue. You have one of two choices 1st. replace the power board in the BCM. 2nd.
Diconnect the wire which has the short coming from the BCM leave enough wire to reconnect at a later time. What I did is I cut the wire at the BCM again leaving enough
wire to reconnect at a later time, I then capped off the short wire coming from the BCM and connected the other end of the cut wire to the out put wire for the side marker.
Now I did this with a relay as to not over load the circut. I have been running it like this for a couple of three month now, the only issue I have is that when I turn the right blinker on
the car still acts like the blub is burned out even though it's not, it works great.
Thanks to a great guy named Carl I have a new Power Board I just need a second to install it.
If you need further help with this you can PM me and i'll walk you thru it or I'll give you my number and we can talk over the phone.
Not sure but I definitely have to get this fixed. Do you have a pic of the power board or a link to the repair writeup (if there is one?) Again, thanks for your help. I was away a bit getting the fuel pump issue sorted.