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DRL WORK BUT NO TAIL LIGHTS OR DASH LIGHTS AT NIGHT

DRL WORK BUT NO TAILLIGHTS OR DASHLIGHTS AT NIGHT WHATS WRONG ?

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  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    DRL WORK BUT NO TAILLIGHTS OR DASHLIGHTS AT NIGHT WHATS WRONG 2002 IMPALA. I HAVE REPLACED BULBS AND STILL NOTHING FUSE IS FINE

  • David Neuberger May 11, 2010

    Headlights must be turned on for tail lights to work, does this happen when you turn on headlights, or just while DRL is being used?

  • Kevin Rahme May 11, 2010

    Hi what is the car one says a 2001 Impala the other says a 1997 monte carlo

  • Trinidad Tudela
    Trinidad Tudela Nov 16, 2016

    It's a 2002 monte carlo l.s. My tail lights dont work and dashboard lights arent on

  • Trinidad Tudela
    Trinidad Tudela Nov 16, 2016

    It's a 2002 monte carlo l.s. My tail lights dont work and dashboard lights arent on

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I FIXED THIS ISSUE IN MY CASE. NOT TOO HARD IN A FEW MINUTES.

I didn't know there was another fuse box in the crevice of opening the passenger door. It helped when I found that out in the owners manual.

Narrowed things down by checking to see if I had rear parking/running lights since I heard this was also the dash light fuse.
*I did not have these rear parking lights coming on, just when I would apply the brake*

Sure enought that 15A fuse was blown, its in the passenger side box. I heard in my searching for a fix that this fuse also controlled dash lights. Sure enough it does! ( I have 2000 base model 3.4 impala)

SO, Things worked after that, UNTIL I MOVED MY ASH TRAY IN AND OUT A FEW TIMES!!

The dash lights flickered a bit when I moved the ashtray in and out and after a few times I heard a POP! and no more dash lights just like before. Fuse was blown, and I didn't have another 15A that wasnt plugged in making something work. My ashtray light had not been working for the last while by the way.

SO, I pulled out a 15A fuse from the the slot that said CIG on the passenger side, I never use the 12v ports anyway. (used it for the rear parking light/dash light slot to get the dash lights working again.)

*But, the dash lights looked a little lazy, meaning I could see a bit of a powerup happening over 1-2 seconds to full illumination*

SO. then I went in the book and found out what fuses that had anything to do with the ash/aux outlet sliding tray which was good at popping the fuse that lit up the dash. I wanted to disable the ashtray light and 12V ports in the tray to be safe.

I already pulled the appropriate 15A fuse on the passenger side which I used to bring the dash and rear parking lights back. But also, I decided to remove the 10A fuse on the drivers side that was for the accessory outlet. ( it might have been labelled CIG?)

Dash lights come on fast and solid now, sliding the tray does not have an influence or cause flickering.

My car is old enough that I don't care about having to rearrange fuses to make things work, If end up needing the 12v ports I can put the 10A fuse back in since the tray needs to be held open anyway.

I hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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    Cindy Jones-harris Jun 29, 2015

    i replaced headlight switch in the dash solved my problem have when automatic headlights come on i lose my dashlights/tailights sometime blowing 20 amp fuse sometimes not.it work for bout 1wk now whenauto headlights come on lose same lights again.sometimes i pull headlights on manual b4 starting they work any ideas would be soo greatly appericate thank u

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The DRLs are supposed to come on when the vehicle is running and in Drive . Check the relays/fuses for the headlights and it could be the switch itself going bad. BBB Industries online have great wiring diagrams and the owners manual will have most of the relays/fuses in them.

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On a 2002 Impala, the DRLs don't come on until after a few minutes of driving and the headlights do not come on at night even when you move the switch manually. The high beams still work.
Thanks for any suggestions.

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