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01 Cavalier no lights

When i start my car it dings like i have my hazards on and my daytime running lamps sign on the dash keeps clicking then my service light comes on. I have turn signals and brake lights just not anything coming out of the front end. I just replaced a battery and an alternator but i doubt if that has anything to do with the problem.

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  • warrier86 Apr 24, 2009

    my wonderful boyfriend fixed the fuse for my flashers the other night. Now when i start my car there is a noise like my flashers are on, but there not and the light for my daylights on the dash is flashing then the day lights turn off, and the service light comes on and stays on.Any suggestions would be great.

  • sfinazzo78 Apr 29, 2009

    Mine is doing the same thing the noise it is making is coming from the DRL relay,but I chnged the relay and the problem persists


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The ding noise is getting your attention the daytime running light flashing is saying no daytime running light are working.
Check engine means no headlights.
Check fuses
check to see if the headlights are plugged in.

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NO - Go to Daytime Running Lights (DRL) System Check
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NO - Go to Daytime Running Lights (DRL) System Check
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