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Running lights and turn signals burning out constantly

Help? also headlamp keeps burning out

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This used to happen to me after driving through a puddle and water splashed up into the running lights, killing them instantly. If your lights are burning out in dry weather, then I can't help you. But if you've noticed this happens in wet weather, you can use some waterproofing or weatherstripping compound around the light housings to hold out water and it should help

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Head lights turns on 2hours after ignition is off 2005 Gmc envoy 4.2 l6


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Your best bet have it checked by a qualified repair shop ! May have DTC'S diagnostic trouble codes .
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No low beam. Good high beam. No day lights. What's wrong?


No on the fuse . The LH HDLP and RH HDLP fuse in the fuse block - under hood, supply battery positive voltage to both low and high beam lamps at all times. For manual operation, when the headlamp switch is in the ON position, the headlamp switch supplies ground directly to the headlamps and to the body control module (BCM) on the headlamp low or high beam signal circuit, depending on the position of the headlamp dimmer switch. The BCM uses this signal to determine if the conditions are present to illuminate the daytime running lamps or park lamps.
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The low beam headlamps operate at reduced intensity when in daytime running lamps (DRL) mode. The ground circuit to the switch side of the DRL relay has a resistor in-line to reduce the intensity of the low beam headlamps for DRL operation. The body control module (BCM) receives a signal from the ambient light sensor indicating a low or high ambient, outside, light level. Under daylight conditions the BCM grounds the DRL relay control circuit energizing the DRL control relay. The now closed relay supplies ground directly to the low beam headlamps and to the BCM on the headlamp low beam signal circuit. The low beam headlamps now illuminate with reduced intensity. The DRL relay is grounded at G203. Any time the headlamps are illuminated the DRL will not illuminate. Manual park lamps do not effect DRL operation.

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2006 grand Prix the drl stay on and will not go off if they do go off the come back on with nobody around the car keeps running the battery dead ????? Ready to burn it


Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
The ambient light sensor is used to monitor outside lighting conditions. The ambient light sensor provides a voltage signal that will vary between 0.2 and 4.9 volts depending on outside lighting conditions. The body control module (BCM) provides a 5-volt reference signal to the ambient light sensor. The ambient light sensor is permanently grounded at ground G202. The body control module (BCM) monitors the ambient light sensor signal circuit to determine if outside lighting conditions are correct for either daytime running lights (DRL) or automatic lamp control (ALC) when the headlamp switch is in the AUTO position. In daylight conditions the BCM will command the low beam headlamps ON at reduced intensityy. Any function or condition that turns on the headlamps will cancel DRL operation.
There could be a DTC stored in the BCM pointing to a problem !
DTC B2645 Ambient Light Circuit

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Turn the headlamp switch to the OFF position.
Do the low and high beam headlamps remain OFF?
Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
Go to Step 3

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Remove the appropriate low or high relay.
Do the lamps turn OFF?
Go to Step 5
Go to Step 4

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I've never seen the lights on the radio not dim when the headlamp switch is turned on. hm.

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