Question about 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
My high beam switch acts like a tab is broken off. When you pull them on, it's like you have to really pull for them to stay on. Sometimes when you go to dim them, it shuts the headlights off. Is this a relay or something in the switch? Today the cruise control stopped working. Would that be connected somehow because of it all being close the steering wheel & the dimmer/high beam issue?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Low Beams Stay On
Also, the daytime driving lights are controlled by relay. It's possible the relay may have melted down inside and is shorted, remaining on even when primary ignition power is off. The relay runs about $15.00 to $20.00 USD and might be worth a shot to replace. Likely you can get one at a recycling yard for a dollar or two.
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
This may be the start of a worse problem that the Impala eventually developes. The Body Control Module has a design flaw along with the Passlock anti-theft system. You may get away with just replacing the BCM for now. It needs to be reprogrammed at the dealer and the car will not start if you replace the BCM without reprogramming it. I would also recommend against replacing it with a remanufactured one. Repair cost is going to be around $500 at the dealer.
If the Passlock system is also at fault, add another $500 for a new ignition switch and cylinder. If you haven't experienced random starting problems yet, they are coming soon. When you turn the key, nothing happens. I thought my 2002 Impala may have been immune to these problems that I've heard about constantly, however, at 90,000 miles, it became "possessed". The symptoms started slowly and got worse. Beside the interior lights flashing like strobs in the middle of the night (while the car was not running), the headlights would occasionally click off and on a few times while I was driving at night.
The relay switch you hear clicking is the Battery Rundown Protection relay. I'm suprised your battery hasn't drained to the point where the car will not start in the morning.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
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