I think it's only on for a certain amount of time. If you had an automatic, the gauge for the gear selector would do the same. If the car is parked for a long time, it turns on after you open the door. Check it out. Leave the car parked for 10 minutes or so and look in the window. It should be off until you open the door.sublimaze said:Anyhow, getting back to my question, my headlight switch always seems to be illuminated. I noticed it as I pulled into the garage the other night. I turned the headlights off and the switch was still lit. Is this a safety feature, so one can always see the switch, or is it just one of those things that makes my car unique?