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My 97 gmc jimmy low beams and brights were not working but day time running lights did work but when i was working on turn signal problem to see if anything was unplugged or wires messed up from an alarm that was not wired any more now drl low beams and brights do not work but my side marker lights do

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SOURCE: DRL and High Beam do not work right on Honda Accord EX 1998

Some time back I found some data on a similar website suggesting that the Day Light Running circuit board, just under the steering column, developed cracks in some of the soldered joints. Your high beams should also be affected with loss of day light running lights.
Resoldering repaired the continuity of the circuits. Ours is now working quite reliably. Some of the defective areas developed slight brownish discoloration, that's how I was told to recognise the areas to be resoldered. Hope this will help you solve your problem.

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SOURCE: 2000 GMC JImmy headlights quit working

Check for 40 amp fuse in vehicle but most likely under hood.

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SOURCE: Only one of my DRL lights works

you need to replace the daytime running light module

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Day time running light problem

The problem with the DRL issue describd in the above posts is the DRl module(it needs to be replaced). The buzzing relay and intermittent on/off of passenger side DRl are indicators that the module needs to be replaced.

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

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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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