We can turn the lights off automatic and our parking lights on, but haven't experimented with what happens when we turn the vehicle off, nor with all of the combinations of light settings, key or fob use etc. If the lights are turned off "auto" they reset to auto the next time the vehicle is used. It is also one of the vehicles that has the headlights on for a brief time after locking, to allow entrance into a house. This Colorado is a vehicle where I doubt the designers thought about things such as wanting to enter a campground with low lights. Some things are turned on just by opening the driver's door, whether or not the truck is locked, or if a key or the fob is used to unlock it. A few weird things, but the rest of the truck works well for us.