I have 2011 Volkswagon Jetta 2.5 and have been having an intermittent issue where my lights seem to come on randomly in the middle of the night. This only seems to happen in the winter.
When I came out in the morning and I come outside, I notice that my lights are on. When I open the door, the signal dings like my lights are on but my switch is in the off position. I have to then switch the lights on and then back off to turn them off and to turn the dinging off.
I have no way to reproduce it. I purchased my car used from CarMax in December of 2012 and it started happening in early 2013 but stopped from about March to November. Then when the temperatures started dropping, it has started happening again.
I dropped the car off at CarMax to have them look at it last year. They kept it overnight (outside) but it did not happen and their only recommendation was to leave it with them until it happens which isn't feasible for me.
Anyone come across anything like this before or have any idea what I should tell a mechanic to investigate it?