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1998 sunfire daytime running lights indicator keeps flashing

Daytime running lights indicator keeps flashing until I turn the headlights on. Also, the alarm goes off indicating that my headlights are on when I remove the keys. The parking light will not turn off. I pulled the fuse but my battery still completely drained

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Check your bulbs. A burnt out bulb or the wrong bulb installed. I had both on a car I bought. The Microprocessor is reading an incorrect amp draw.

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SOURCE: i have no low beam headlights or daytime running

i had the same problem wit a 97 Sunfire GT. It was the light control switch on the steering whell column. i went to Advanced Auto for the part. I think it was around $35. The lights have worked perfect in all modes every since. hope this helps.

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SOURCE: My daytime running lights work,

if you have to hold the switch so the high beams stay on then that indicates a bad/worn switch,you could have 2 problems the day time running light relay may have a problem with it.i would first replace the headlight switch at the base of the steering colume as by the info you supply its not changing to the high beam side without holding the switch in position.

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As a first course of action, I strongly suggest that you remove the positive batter connector and let it sit for atleast 5mins. before reconnecting it. This will reset the system and can get your vehicle back to it's normal operation.

Please do keep me posted on the progress. I'll be glad to help you out. Hope this helps and thank you for using Fixya! Have a good one!

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SOURCE: Daytime running lights are not working. The regular headlights are though. The light symbol on the driver's side keeps blinking to let me know the daytime running lights are out. i swiched all the

There is a microprocessor in the instrument cluster that grounds the DRL relay - do you know if the relay has power from the headlight fuses and is being grounded by the processor ?

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Hi my name is Larry I have a 1998 Pontiac sunfire & my problem that I have is I have low beam. But no high beam.


It's probably the switch , but testing to know for sure is alwasy a good idea .

Headlamps Inoperative - High Beams
Step
Action
Value(s)
Yes
No
1
Did you perform the Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) System Check?
--
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Daytime Running Lights (DRL) System Check
2
Disconnect the turn/hazard headlamp switch connector C1.
Connect a fused jumper between terminal B of the turn/hazard headlamp switch assembly harness connector C1 and ground.
Do the high beam headlamps operate?
--
YES - Go to Step 3
NO - Go to Step 4
3
Replace the turn/hazard headlamp switch assembly.
Did you complete the repair?
--
Go to Daytime Running Lights (DRL) System Check
--
4
Repair the open in CKT 1200 between the turn/hazard headlamp switch assembly. Refer to Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?

Daytime Running Lights (DRL) System Check
Step
Action
Normal Result(s)
Abnormal Result(s)*
1
Turn the headlamp switch to the HEAD position.
Turn the headlamp dimmer switch to the LOW position.
The low beam headlamps are ON.
The high beam headlamps are OFF.
Headlamps Inoperative - Low Beams
2
Turn the headlamp switch to the HIGH position.
The high beam headlamps are ON.
The high beam indicator is ON.
The low beam headlamps are OFF.
Headlamps Inoperative - High Beams
3
Turn the headlamp switch OFF.
Turn the ignition to ON.
Disengage the parking brake.
The high beam headlamps come ON at a reduced intensity in approximately 30 seconds.
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Inoperative, Headlamp Switch Operates Normally
* Refer to the appropriate symptom diagnostic table for the applicable abnormal result.

Jan 13, 2017 | 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

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1998 Lumina lights don't work at night!The lights work during the day but not at night. Does anyone know how to fix it?


Theres a sensor in the middle of the dash by the front windshield that detects sunlight and triggers the automatic headlights. The main headlights and daytime running lights might be on a different circuit, in which case they daytime running lamps would turn off at night and the main headlights would turn on, indicating the main headlights arent working and the daytime running lamps are working as intended.

I would check all the fuses related to headlights, check the bulbs and check the switch, then last the light sensor on the dash.

Jan 08, 2014 | 1998 Chevrolet Lumina

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My headlights aren't working, service light came on. Fuses replaced, mechanic ran diagnostic, says they need to remove the firewall. How long does it take, they charge by the hour.


Your firewall is part of the body and is welded in place. Removal is impossible. It sounds like your multi-switch is faulty. That switch is your turn signal lever. You have to remove the steering wheel to replace it. If you don't know how to disable the airbag, don't try to fix it yourself. Let a mechanic or the dealer do it.

Jun 26, 2017 | 2000 Pontiac Sunfire

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My daytime running lights work, high beams will come on but switch wont stay on, have to hold it. Low beams do not work and daytime running light dash indicator stays on all the time. Is it a relay or...


if you have to hold the switch so the high beams stay on then that indicates a bad/worn switch,you could have 2 problems the day time running light relay may have a problem with it.i would first replace the headlight switch at the base of the steering colume as by the info you supply its not changing to the high beam side without holding the switch in position.

May 25, 2011 | 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

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We have a 2001 Saturn SC2. When we turn the key on, a flashing headlight looking thing shows up on the left side and we don't know what this means. We cannot find the manual.


Hi:) That is a indicator light for the daytime running light's check the daytime running light's and make sure they are working it should be on till you put the headlight's on.

Mar 04, 2011 | 2001 Saturn SC

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2005 sunfire.. service light stays on and when you start the car it makes a clicking sound and the headlights flicker off and on. They should stay on but don't unless you actually turn them on.


the daytime runnig lights are inoperative, could be the module, relay or a bulb, usually bad wiring, go to cavalier daytime running lights on the web,, there you will get diagnosis directions

Nov 17, 2010 | 2005 Pontiac Sunfire

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Brake lights dont work, Turn Signals all goofy


First thing i would do is chg. the break light switch, and make sure to chk. all grounds around tailights, sometimes if there is a ground problem it will travel back thru the hot wire to get a ground, witch in turn makes everything go wackey.

Mar 10, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe

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