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Daytime Running Lights Module Defective?

My dash lights fuse keep blowing and the headlights are always on DRLM "mode". The dash HL switch makes no difference to lights when the car is running, they are on with the DRL module, but if the dash switch is in the on position (running or headlight position), the car keeps running when the key is turned off. High beam stalk switch will not switch the headlights to high, and seems to have no effect at all.
Can the DRLM fail in this fashion?
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I suspect you have a bad ground somewhere. Try this - remove the headlamp bulbs and see if he car stays running. COuld judt be a shorted headllamp bulb.

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