Question about 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe

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Daytime running light problem

Hi there! I wanted to get a quick opinion before I check the DTC, but this morning I started my car to warm it up. Once it was warmed up I put it into reverse. This is what happened. The daytime running lights came on, flickered several times producing a "ticking" noise that you could here sitting in the car. After they blinked several times, they simply shut off and the service light came on. The engine is running the entire time this is going on, and it runs just fine. I also tested to see if it was just one particular gear, but it does the same thing in all gears, even neutral. I am thinking it might be some kind of relay malfunction, but my electrical expertise is novice at best. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!

P.S. The car is a 2002 Chevy Cavalier, Automatic Transmission, 2.2L OHV 4-cylinder. Thanks again!

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  • smileymel Dec 26, 2008

    The exact same thing happened to me.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    I have exact same problem. I am driving it for more than a year. Its gonna cost me 200-300 with my mechanic. So i am just gonna ignore it and never buy another American car.

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    i have the same thing cant figure it out

  • rasloa01 Feb 23, 2009

    I have the same problem and I dont want to spend the money on this if its nothing!! But I did find out that if I turn on my lights before I put my car in gear it wont do this!!

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    For the life of me I know of no relationship of the DRL to the check engine light, and I have been doing this 30 years.

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This sounds like a altaitor problem

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I have the same problem, my car's a 2002 Chev Cav, Standard.. when I turn the car on and the running lights come on, flash 5 times, then remain off. My service light also comes on.. I have a problem with my alternator or the alternator belt.. I think the car can't give enough power because the alternator's not working properly, so as a power conservation, the running lights don't work. I think.. This pittmanc is the first person to mention the alternator, I think he's on the right track. Too bad that's all he mentioned.

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