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Headlights don't operate correctly. inconsistantly dimming or going out.running lights going off & on during day driving.Replaced one headlight bulb, didn't solve anything. fog lights,turn signals, backup all work fine.

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My dim headlights went out. What can I do? Has anyone else experienced this problem?


For more than a decade, GM used wiring for the headlights that barely met the amperage requirements for stock headlights. When owners replaced stock headlights with upgrades, the wires would simply fry.
The only real solution is to run NEW 10AWG (or 8AWG) wires from the headlight switch (or automatic headlight relay) all the way to the headlight connectors. (You can follow the extant routing of wires.) Best of luck to you!

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My 2000 Toyota Corolla headlights will not turn on during the night, and stay on during the day


Your Corolla has daytime running lights (DRLs). A photocell determines whether it is day or night. Your DRLs turn on automatically in daytime without you operating the light control ("headlight") switch. Your DRLs are actually your headlights on low beam. At night, the photocell senses it is dark and disables the DRLs. When you set the light control ("headlight") switch to HEAD, the head relay closes and the headlights should turn on. Since they don't, I suggest opening the engine room junction block and checking the 40A MAIN fuse and the 10A LEFT HEAD (UPPER) and RIGHT HEAD (UPPER) fuses. In engine room relay block 5, check the 10A LH-LWR HEAD and RH-LWR HEAD fuses. Replace any blown fuses and the headlights should be working normally again

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I own a 1999 Buick Regal GSE with 94K miles. I recently noticed that my dashboard lights sometimes come on, and sometimes don't. Sometimes, during the day, if my dashboard lights are on, and I pull out...


In the 99 Regal, the headlamp switch is also the dimmer switch for the instrument cluster.
With the headlights on, try rotating the switch to bring up the "nighttime" intensity.
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See Wiring Schematic below.
Fig.1 - 99 Regal Headlamp switc & Instrument Cluster Lighting
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My headlights come on automatically even during the day; also the lcd display on the clock and temperature displays are too dim to read during the day. Can you advise what might cause this? GMC 2000 Safari...


As a rule you will likely need a new daytime running light module,some GM's need the instrument cluster replaced because the module is built into them,check with the dealers parts department.

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2001 Buick Regal dash and radio lights dim when headlights on


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Day time running lamps


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Head Lights go dim, instrument panel goes dim when I turn on my Headlights


Does it go completely black or just dim? Most displays dim when you turn the lights on to make the display darker so its not too bright. GPS and other displays do this. Do you have any problems with any other of the car's electronics?

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