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I have a 2003 cavalier with headlight problems .when i turn my lights on i have no low beams or daytime driving lights but i have high beams also sometimes there is a clicking noise coming from the dash it sounds like a relay

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Very possable a relay is bad for this problem check your relays under the hood should be a power source box under there that contains the relays and the lid on the box will tell you which one..

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All of my running lights and blinkers work and high beams but no low beams on my 1997 Chevrolet TahoeA


Headlamps Inoperative - Low Beams

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DEFINITION: This diagnostic procedure should only be used if the high beam headlamps are operating properly and the low beams are inoperative.

1

Did you perform the Headlights System Check?
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Go to Step 2
Go to Headlight System Check

2

  1. Turn the headlamp and panel dimmer switch to the ON position.
  2. Move the headlamp dimmer switch to the LOW position.
  3. Backprobe the headlamp dimmer switch connector with a J 35616-200 from cavity A to ground.

Does the test lamp light?
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Go to Step 3
Go to Step 5

3

  1. Remove the daytime running lamp relay.
  2. Connect a J 35616-200 at cavity G5 to ground.

Does the test lamp light?
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Go to Step 4
Go to Step 6

4

  1. Re-install the daytime running lamp relay.
  2. Backprobe cavity B at the high/low beam headlamp with the headlamp dimmer switch in the LOW position.

Does the test lamp light?
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Go to Step 7
Go to Step 8

5

Replace the headlamp dimmer switch.

Is the repair complete?
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Go to Headlight System Check
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6

Repair the open in CKT 359 (PPL) between the headlamp dimmer switch and the daytime running lamp relay.

Is the repair complete?
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Go to Headlight System Check
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7

Replace the high/low beam headlamps.

Is the repair complete?
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Go to Headlight System Check
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8

  1. Inspect for an open in CKT 12 (TAN) between the daytime running lamp relay and S120, repair as necessary.
  2. Replace the daytime running lamp relay if no open was found in CKT 12 (TAN) between the daytime running lamp relay and S120.

Is the repair complete?
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Go to Headlight System Check
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Head light problems sometimes they will not shut off sometimes they (low beams) come on by themself high beam will not shut off


Are you sure there not running in daytime running light, when you think high beams are on

Also, there is sensor on the dash, usally on the speaker grate, that senses night and day. In the daytime your headlights will automatically come on when your car is in drive, and be on the high beam bulb, but dimmer than regular. At night, or in low light conditions, your lights will automatically switch from daytime lights to regular low beams. And yes, even when your switch on the dashis turned off, your lights work automatically.

To turn of the auto setting, just push the override button for your dome light, in and out 3 times, you should hear a chime, and your lights should shut off. This setting resets everytime you shut your vehicle off. Or to turn the auto setting back on, push the over ride button 3 more times.

Apr 15, 2011 | 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Car: 2000 Chev Cavalier 4dr 2.2L? 4 cylinder car? My problem is this my low dim lights are very low, my high beams works only when I hold the lever arm ? (Not sure how to explain this?) any ideas what...


First, be sure that the headlights are actually coming on. These cars have daytime running lights that use the headlight bulbs at a lower voltage. If the car is only using the daytime running lights, the tail lights will not be on with the headlights. The multifunction lever always turns on the high beams when you pull on it (it's called 'flash to pass'). Make sure the headlight switch is working, and also check the headlight circuit breaker.

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I have dim high beam headlights on my Saturn SC 2001. Replaced the bulbs, not the problem. Could it be the daytime running lights circuit? In this car the high beams do double duty as daytime running...


those systems are a curse to repair, usually its a grounding problem, the headlight ground through the bcm, try going to cavalier drl repairs, its a website for gm car headlights

Nov 09, 2010 | 2001 Saturn SC

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I have a 2003 chevy cavalier. headlight issue


The blinking light is telling you that you have a headlight out, if you look the service light should be coming on when the light stops blinking.
Replace the head light and all should be fine.

Feb 23, 2010 | 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

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2007 buick allure headlights will not turn on parking lights work,high beams work. no low beams or daytime running lights


As you described the problem the solution is to replace the headlight bulbs, they have two elements one for normal lighting or low beam and one for high beams. the elements for the low beams are continuously used and are subject to burn sooner.

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2002 pathfinder, the left headlight bulb does not work when the


Sounds like you need a bulb,the daytime running lights send power to the high beam wire so they look like low beam lights are on but really they are high beam lights running on low voltage.

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2000 Cavalier driving lights no-op


ok you said you have replace the bulbs, i believe you. your problem is still the bulbs, use type HS 905, both bulbs must be the same make and model, or else one will have the same problem your having. one of the two headlamp bulbs has blown, thats why the daytime running lamp is flashing.

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Low beam headlights don't work


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There are fuses for left and right low beams. Headlights on low beam, use a test light, see if voltage on fuse circuit? If no voltage that will lead us back to dimmer switch or problem with wiring circuit from dimmer switch.

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Headlights wont work


Well...lets start with the obvious. Check fuses and NEVER piggyback any stereo or security stuff into their fuses...you dont want the lights to shut down during a night drive!!
Check under the hood for a relay center...also has some fuses there as well.

The Daytime Running Lamps are a "straight through wiring configuration". Doubt it even goes through a headlight switch at all.
But the regular lights do.
Unless you've worked on the front of the car and forgot to plug the headlights back in, do this...
Turn the light switch on...looking at the instrument cluster , can you make the high-beam-indicator light come on?
As you rotate the headlight switch knob...does the instrument panel lights brighten or dim? You probably have a faulty headlight switch...auto stores have them...they simply plug in.

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