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Day time Running Lights

Need to know the location of my Day time Running Lights module, Truck if off, lights stay on. Please

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  • frank_ursi Dec 14, 2008

    Hey mac442,

    found it, unpluged it and the lights do off. Now I need to get a new module. Thanks again



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For those of you thinking, "hey, mine doesn't have daytime running lamps!", it's because only models sold in Canada had them.
The DRL module is located on the front lower side of the power distribution center attached to the bracket .  The PDC is the black box just behind the battery, so it should be kind of sandwiched in there. As far as a diagnosis for them staying on, the manual only provides for info for DRLs that do not come on at all.  If changing the DRL doesn't fix the problem let me know and I will try and get you schematics and connection explanations.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

  • Ken Wolter Dec 16, 2008

    Glad to hear I could help, I hope that it is just the module and not bad signals coming from the ignition that caused the problem.  If you need further assistance with this problem, comment back.  I have the full service manual with schematics for the 96 GC.



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