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Daytime running lights override all other lights

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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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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