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DRL New information: In my previous request for help I said that my headlights are working; however, the passenger's side high beam is not working. When I start up the car the DRL light and headlight (on the dashboard) click and then flash. The headlight light then goes out but the DRL flashes on the dashboard while I am driving. The dimmers work fine.No daytime running lights and only one high beam, head light HELP???

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  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    Headlight doesnt work on passenger side, light flashes inside. High beam did work but quit working when I tried to change bulb

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    i have a pontiac grand prix 2007... i will DISABLE drl because i have HID kit

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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.

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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.

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Very common for 2 things , either the switch for the headlight/highbeam, and also very common for wiring issues behind the left front headlight...

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

  • recall84 Jul 16, 2011

    same problem ...1998 Cavalier , with drl flashing and the passenger side high beam not working, and dtr lights off..... went to replace the high beam bulb and when i pulled the headlight fixture out, i noticed an orange wire was split open and green with oxidation. i cut and repspliced this wire and that fixed everything. not sure what caused the orange wire casing to split and the badly oxidize the wire. but i would check all wires going to the headlight bulbs , at the headlight.

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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

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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

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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.

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