Question about 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
Most DRL's are controlled by a relay. The relay malfunctions after a while. Need to go to the dealer and purchase a DRL relay. Once you see what it looks like open hood and match it to the bad one, then replace. If you can not locate it the library has mechanical books for you make and model to look up location of the drl relay.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
For those Honda DRL problem owners:
I'm having a Honda Accord 1992. I also having the same problem alanfran1. I searched on the net about this symptom and wanna share this with you guys. It really works, but I had a hard time taking the DRL relay box out. I have already send a thank you email to the person Steve Manley who distribute this.
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
My 96 Cavalier is doing the same thing. All lights work (including high beams), except DRL. On start up the DRL icon on the dash blinks really fast three times, then slows to a slower blink, and carries on blinking indefinitely while the car is running. I replaced the DRL relay (CAD$55), and bought new highbeams. Neither fixed the problem. I have checked the wiring as much as possible (wow it's tight in there!), and haven't been able to see any corrosion.
One mechanic I spoke to said that there is a reason the dash icon is blinking, but he can't remember why. Would be nice to know!
Another mechanic said the only other possibility is the switch, which apparently involves replacing the lever on the left side of the steering wheel that you use to turn the low beams on and off. Apparently this is a CAD$350 part, and 3 hours of shop labor.
A third mechanic told me that it can't be the switch because the DRL icon is working, and if the switch wasn't working the icon wouldn't come on, but I don't know, maybe that's why it's flashing??
I have been fighting this issue for a couple weekends now, and haven't figured it out. I'm pretty frustrated. I'm at the point where i'm just going to take it to the shop to be fixed.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
1996-99 chevy trucks.There is a diode, located under the dash between the steering wheel and the radio, fastenen to the round dash bar. The bolt that holds it on, threads into the top of the bar, it is near impossible to get at with a wrench. It is a finned block of (usaully black) aluminum about 2 inches squared 3 inches long. I found a easy way to get it out. Looking up you will see two tabs bent holding the diode in a bracket, bend them out of the way( you may have to bend the bracket a little aswell) and with patience the diode will slide out of the bracket, then disconect the electrical plug-in. I have found that this is the main reason for day-time driving light failure
Posted on Feb 07, 2010
SOURCE: DRL-1998 Cavalier Z24
Check your DRL relay that is located in the fuse box. Also check the connector under the battery box for corrosion. (Not a smart place to put a connector) GM really messed up with the wiring on the 98-00 cavaliers headlights.
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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[Information] For a 2002 Toyota Camry, the Daytime
Running Lights (DRL) operate utilizing the High Beams (inner Lamps closer to
the center of the vehicle front) at a reduced power.
[The troubleshooting process:] Review the Owner's Manual and ensure the test
configuration matches the following criteria:
1. According to the 2002 Toyota Camry Owner's Manual (Check your Owners Manual):
"The DRL system will make your headlights come on at a reduced brightness when:
The light switch s in the "DRL" position.
The ignition is on with the engine running.
The headlight switch is off.
The parking brake is released."
2. Set the Test Conditions according to Step 1 above.
3. Check the headlight bulbs to ensure they are not
burned out. If one burns out, there is a fair chance that the other would have burned
out at the same time. Replace as necessary.
In this case, if the high beams operate, the DRLs should also operate.
4. Test the system, ensuring the step 1 conditions are set. (Engine running, Multi-function Switch on Turn Signals in "DRL" position, headlight switch off (repeating what the manual says -- it should be obvious that in the "DRL" position, the headlight switch should be off / do not have the switch positioned to "High Beam"), and the Parking Brake "off").
5. If DRL lights do not work, check the engine compartment Fuse and Relay Box. there is a 5 Amp DRL fuse -- replace it with the spare. Test (step 4).
6. If it does not work, swap around or replace relays -- there are three (3). Any one of them could be bad (stuck or burned out). Test (step 4).
7. Other less likely possible issues could be that the Multi-function Switch is broken or a connection / wire is broken. [Beyond the scope of this process.]
My problem was that the test configuration did not have
the engine running and parking brake off - Step 1. Problem solved with much
thought, repetitive tests on the vehicle and going back to the basics -- what
does the Owner's Manual say and where are the applicable fuses and relays
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