When I turn on my regular lights the daytime running lights kick in and switches back and forth between the two. Also, the brights will not stay on (unless you hold the switch) reverts back to the daytime running lights.
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Re: daytime running lights override all other lights
Check and see if all your high and low beam bulbs work, if one is burned out that will cause problems. Then check the DRL resistor that is located in front of the drivers front tire below the headlamp. It will most likely be in two or more pieces and need to be replaced. Go see a saturn dealer and tell them you need the DRL resistor they should know exactly what you need.
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You will need to get that one headlamp working,The daytime running light module alread recieves the signal that the light are off.And the brake switch signal is not being pick up by the daytime running light module.
Are you sure there not running in daytime running light, when you think high beams are on
Also, there is sensor on the dash, usally on the speaker grate, that senses night and day. In the daytime your headlights will automatically come on when your car is in drive, and be on the high beam bulb, but dimmer than regular. At night, or in low light conditions, your lights will automatically switch from daytime lights to regular low beams. And yes, even when your switch on the dashis turned off, your lights work automatically.
To turn of the auto setting, just push the override button for your dome light, in and out 3 times, you should hear a chime, and your lights should shut off. This setting resets everytime you shut your vehicle off. Or to turn the auto setting back on, push the over ride button 3 more times.
I have a 1997 cadillac deville that has both 'daytime running lamps' when put into gear and 'twilight sentinel' which turns the headlamps and parking lamps on at night, and goes off during the day or when it is bright enough.
There is an adjustable delay for the twilight sentinel to turn the headlights off after the ignition key is removed and it is night time.
I had the 'daytime running lamps' installed on a 1990 Cadillac Deville that turns the headlamps only on when the ignition key is switched to on with an aftermarket module. The headlamps are about 70% or so as bright as the regular twiilight sentinel headlamps and parking lights and are designed to go on during the day.
The twilight sentinel overrides this feature when it gets dark outside.
I had the daytime running lamps installed by an auto electric shop that specializes in electrical systems, alarms, stereos, etc.
Sounds like you have a problem in your headlight switch. As far as them staying on sometimes when you shut the car off are you referring to daytime running lamps or the regular headlights? If it's daytime running lamps that like to stay on and your headlights do not like to turn on then there could be a combination of headlight switch and daytime running lamp relay.
It is possible the relay gets the signal from the headlight switch as well, since they generally turn off when you turn your headlights on.
better check the front wire harness for corrosion in the connector beneath the battery, check for continuityto both headlights and signal lights, if all wi well you may have a bad healight switch, but i tend lo lean more to the wiring
If you have daytime running lights but when you turn on your regular headlight on they do not come on. Take the bottom of your steering column off (Two Small Screws) and look at the back of your turn/dimmer switch make sure that the light blue wire is connected. The wires will break off after years of raising and lowering your steering column.
Well...lets start with the obvious. Check fuses and NEVER piggyback any stereo or security stuff into their fuses...you dont want the lights to shut down during a night drive!! Check under the hood for a relay center...also has some fuses there as well.
The Daytime Running Lamps are a "straight through wiring configuration". Doubt it even goes through a headlight switch at all. But the regular lights do. Unless you've worked on the front of the car and forgot to plug the headlights back in, do this... Turn the light switch on...looking at the instrument cluster , can you make the high-beam-indicator light come on? As you rotate the headlight switch knob...does the instrument panel lights brighten or dim? You probably have a faulty headlight switch...auto stores have them...they simply plug in.
This is normal operation. The DTRL's turn off so on coming traffic can see your directional lights blinking. Your daytime running lights are so bright it is hard to see your turn signals during the day.
Also did you know that if you press in/out your dome override switch 3 times you can turn off your daytime running lights. After you hear a "ding" your lights should be off. Do the same to turn them back on.