Question about 2005 Chevrolet Equinox
In my 2005 Chevy Equinox the bright lights will not turn off and it keeps draining my battery. I pressed the left lever forward and they go off but then when I let it go they come back on. I have gotten frustrated and ended up breaking the left lever. I just need to know how to get the bright lights to go off or is there a wire I can unhook or anything to turn the brights off. Thank you!
I had the same problem. The solution is simple; the ignition switch needs to be replaced. This is an easy do-it-yourself project. Here are instructions:
Check for a switch on ebay, they are about $15. After 10 years they wear out.
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
your problem is normal. I see this problem weekly. you need to replace the front electronic module located at the front of the underhood fuse box/relay center. it has four torx screws that have to come off and just pull module forward then plug new one in and tighten the screws. good luck
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
Sounds like you are right own...to change each bulb...you need to remove the chrome grill from the front center...be sure to pry up the clips carefully so not to break the trim bar...then each headlight assembly is removable with 3 10 mm bolts...do not touch your exposed fingers on the new bulbs...yes the low/high bulb is one unit...that is why I believe it is just your bulbs...about $11. each...Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 25, 2011
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I too had the same exact problem on my 1999 Cavalier. I replaced the lamps,then the DLR,and then looked at the harness under the battery box.(It appeared to look ok and didn't have any corrosion on it I could see). I then ordered a new turn signal/high beam switch that's on the steering column. I replaced the switch and still had the same problem. Not wanting to let this defeat me I started tracing the wires from the high beam lamps back. When I got back to the wiring harness under the battery box I noticed that just one of the wires had a little corossion on it. Guess what? it turned out that was the high beam wire and it was coroded through and not making the circuit complete. I cut the wire at the coroded spot, restripped both ends and twisted them together. At that point I tried all the lights and they worked perfectly. I then soldered and shrink wraped the repaired wire. (Finally end of problem) My suggestion,Really look closely at that wiring harness. If you have to use a magnifiying glass do so. This was a really frustrating problem that I finally solved and I hope this can help others with the same problem.
Posted on Sep 25, 2010
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