I believe there's an option in the dashboard menu to vary the amount of time they (and other interior lights) stay on once the car is shut off but not locked. I can't remember what exactly it's called in the menu -- there are two 'types' of interior lighting that can be adjusted, entry/exit lighting and ambient lighting. You want the entry/exit type.I just noticed that the dashboard lights will stay on for quite some time after exiting the vehicle if the vehicle is not locked. Though, once you lock the vehicle the dash lights go right out. How long do the dashboard lights stay on if the vehicle is not locked? I wonder why they stay on longer if the vehicle is left unlocked?