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Turning key in ignition triggers a buzzing sound that stops when headlights are fully turned on

When I start my car, there is a loud buzzing sound (seems to be coming from the steering column area) and the DRL symbol is lit on my control panel, the light goes out and the buzzing stops when I turn on the headlights all the way. This doesn't happen everytime I start the car. What could this be?

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SOURCE: DRL and High Beam do not work right on Honda Accord EX 1998

Some time back I found some data on a similar website suggesting that the Day Light Running circuit board, just under the steering column, developed cracks in some of the soldered joints. Your high beams should also be affected with loss of day light running lights.
Resoldering repaired the continuity of the circuits. Ours is now working quite reliably. Some of the defective areas developed slight brownish discoloration, that's how I was told to recognise the areas to be resoldered. Hope this will help you solve your problem.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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SOURCE: LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS NOT WORKING

Possibly headlight switch

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Honda Odyssey won't start - flashing dashboard lights

Try a jumpstart. Can you honk the horn or use any electronics in ACC mode?

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Honda Civic headlights are malfunctioning.

IT COULD BE A SHORT CIRCUIT OR SOMETHING ELSE DRANING THE POWER GOING TO THE HEADLIGHTS.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: drl starts buzzing right headlight does not come on

the buzzing is the relay driven by the daytime running light module.
the module is under the left side of the dash by the fuse box,but above it and more to the middle.right above your left knee about 8 inches or so.

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

Testimonial: "thanks for the info ,one last question if i take the modual out to repair it will this effect the headlights from working normaly"

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SOURCE: replace starter in 2004 honda accord

Try 'jiggling' the key while you hold it in the start position' this could be a failed ignition switch.
It could also be that the + terminal on the starter or starter solenoid may be corroded. Since the battery was just replaced, those terminals are probably clean enough but check the negative cable where it attaches to the chassis or block. If the connection is flaky here, enough current can often pass to allow lower current devices to operate but drop too much voltage if the starter is trying to operate. Starters require 100-200 amperes, many times higher than anything else in our vehicles and show up cruddy connections pretty quick.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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